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Vol 51 No 4

Published 19th February 2010


Namibia

SWAPO's big guns in the fray

With five years to go, rows are already under way about the next presidential candidate and the last election results

President Hifikepunye Pohamba will be sworn in for his second five-year term at the end of March after the ever-governing South West Africa People’s Organisation was awarded an apparently decisive victory in November’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Nine opposition parties are as usual challenging the results in court. They include the new parliamentary opposition, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP). However, the real political action is within SWAPO itself. The constitution limits a president to two five-year terms, so Pohamba will not be allowed to stand again in 2014. Amid much bitterness, several would-be successors are now lining up.

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