Namibia’s incumbent President Hage Geingob has been reelected for a second term, after garnering 56.3 percent of votes in the elections, ahead of his rival, the Electoral Commission of Namibia, or ECN, said on Saturday.

Panduleni Itula, who was running as an independent, got 29.4 percent of votes, and the leader of the official opposition party, McHenry Venaani, was in third position with 5.3 percent.

The 2019 election was seen as the most challenging for the South West Africa People’s Organization that has ruled Namibia since it gained independence from South Africa in 1990. Unlike previous elections, the party lost its regular two-thirds majority.

Namibia's President Geingob reelected



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