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Namibian president names Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah girl successor

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Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Saturday named Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as the only real candidate for the ruling Swapo get together in subsequent yr’s elections.

In remarks to the get together’s high organ, the president known as on get together members to assist Ms Nandi-Ndaitwah when official campaigns start subsequent yr.

Ms Nandi- Ndaitwah is the get together’s vice-president and the nation’s present deputy prime minister.

“Elections passed off, we now have the outcomes that we’re going to have one candidate solely, that will likely be comrade Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and we’ll marketing campaign and we now have an individual who will lead us,” President Geingob stated.

He additionally known as on Swapo members to not create factions from the result of the get together nominations.

President Geingob is because of step down subsequent yr after serving two phrases. He was first elected in November 2014.

Swapo has led Namibia since independence and stays the nation’s greatest political get together.

However its recognition has not too long ago waned due to discontent over rampant unemployment and corruption linked to senior get together officers.

The get together misplaced its two-thirds majority in parliament within the final normal election in 2019. It additionally misplaced management of key municipalities, together with the capital Windhoek, the port cities of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, and a number of other regional councils.