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27 June 2017 09:05 (South Africa)

Swapo loses ground in early poll results

Namibia's ruling party is heading for a big election win, but the two-thirds majority enjoyed by the South West Africa People's Organization is under threat, according to early results. These show that nearly 92,000 of 1.18 million registered voters have only given the party 64% of the vote so far, as opposed to 76% in the last election in 2005. Swapo is widely expected to secure another five-year term, and a two-thirds majority will enable them to change the constitution. The opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress, which broke away from Swapo in 2007, holds 12% of votes thus far.

Read more: Reuters, BBC, Bloomberg

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