Namibia’s ruling SWAPO wins presidential election with 86 pct: commission


Namibia’s ruling SWAPO party cruised to victory in the 2014 presidential election with Prime Minister Hage Geingob taking 86.73 percent of all declared votes, the southern African country’s electoral commission said on Monday.

Friday’s election was Africa’s first electronic ballot and had been expected to see SWAPO extend its 24-year rule with people in the mineral-rich state regarding stability as the priority in the face of a global commodities downturn.