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President Geingob's mother of all speeches

President Hage Geingob's parliament opening rhetoric was a masterpiece of political speechwriting. The speech which was thoughtful and reflective included numerous references to the Founding Father, Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, Mose Tjitendero , Chris Jacobie and even the Super Sunday match between Chelsea and Manchester United.

One has to look no further than the opening lines of the speech to see the magnitude of the words that Geigob would go on to speak: "There are not many countries in the world where one can witness all former heads of state and the current President living peacefully in the same country and working together. That is how we are building a Namibian House. The trinity continues".

Much unlike his speech the past month where he would get wayward and address media issues instead of national issues, today Dr. Geingob used the opportunity to address the nation not only as its healer-in-chief but also as its leader. This could be the speech that saves Geingob from all the talk of a recall and will stop his reign derailing following incendiary remarks coming from within Swapo ranks. The speech, was premised on optimism within our political system and nationwide unity, will go down as arguably the best political speech in modern Namibian history. Harambee...

Hage Geingog è il nuovo Presidente della Namibia

Il partito di governo ha vinto le elezioni presidenziali in Namibia, Hage Geingog è il nuovo Presidente con l’86,7 per cento dei voti.

Il premier si è aggiudicato senza difficoltà le ultime elezioni presidenziali. Il suo partito, il South West Africa People’s Organization, domina ininterrottamente la scena politica nazionale dall’indipendenza ottenuta dal Sudafrica nel 1990.

SWAPO heads for victory in Namibian elections

Namibia's ruling party SWAPO has been in power for 24 years and is widely tipped to win Friday's legislative and presidential elections. However support for the party at grassroots level is decreasing.

For Henning Melber, a German-Namibian political science professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the parliamentary and presidential elections being held on Friday (28.11.2014) will bring no surprises. Melber has been following Namibian political developments for years. For him it is clear that the ruling party SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) will win with an overwhelming majority and SWAPO's presidential candidate, current prime minister Hage Geingob (73), will prevail in the race against eight other rather weak candidates. The incumbent president Hifikepunye Pohamba, who has already served two terms, is barred by the current constitution from running again. Since independence, SWAPO has won every election with either a two-thirds majority or even 70 percent of the vote.

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