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Vol 53 No 24

Published 30th November 2012


Namibia

SWAPO picks a new leader

Three hats are in the ring for the SWAPO vice-presidency: the winner will almost certainly become the next head of state

In a three-horse race for the vice-presidency of the SWAPO party, Jerry Ekandjo, the Minister of Regional and Local Government, has emerged out of left field. The final decision in the faction-ridden, bitterly contested battle will come at the party conference on 29 November to 3 December. The winner will be SWAPO’s candidate in the November 2014 presidential election, which SWAPO is sure to win. President Hifikepunye Pohamba will remain party President – the post is not up for election at the congress – and step down as head of state at the end of his second five-year term in March 2015.

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