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Vol 50 No 23

Published 20th November 2009


Namibia

The race for second place

No change is expected for the governing party but the opposition may look different after this month's polls

President Hifikepunye Pohamba's governing South West Africa People's Organisation will almost certainly win again, and comfortably, at the elections on 27-28 November. The main opposition parties claim they hope for victory but the real race is for second place, with the SWAPO breakaway, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), led by former cabinet minister Hidipo Hamutenya, tipped to become the official opposition.

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