Namibia's Hage Geingob Wins Second Presidential Term
Updated: Dec 2, 2019
Incumbent President Hage Geingob of Namibia won the presidential election of the country's general elections held on November 27, 2019, hence a second term in office. That was announced by Namibia's electoral commission on November 30, 2019.
President Hage Geingob won with 56% of the presidential vote. His rival, opposition presidential candidate Panduleni Itula received 29% of the vote. The presidential election results show a remarkable decrease in support for the incumbent president who received a staggering 87% of the vote in the previous presidential election in 2014.
Furthermore, the results of the parliamentary election show the incumbent president's ruling political party, SWAPO, lost significant support among voters, securing 63 seats down from 77 seats in 2014. Namibia parliament consists of 93 seats.
Some political analysts say the dwindling popularity of President Hage Geingob and SWAPO could be a result of growing public discontent with his government, emanating from increasing corruption in the public sector, as well as unemployment in Namibia.
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