Thursday, 27 November 2014

Namibian elections on 28 November | Выборы в Намибии

Namibia will vote in Africa’s first electronic ballot tomorrow, a general and presidential election that will usher in quotas to put more women in government. Namibians will choose 72 members of the national assembly and one of nine presidential candidates, ranging from the left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters to the white minority Republican Party.
About 1.2-million Namibians are eligible to cast their ballots at nearly 4,000 electronic voting stations across this vast desert nation. The presidential candidate of Namibia's ruling SWAPO party in the parliamentary and presidential elections is Prime Minister Hage Geingob, who campaigned for independence decades ago at the United Nations. If elected, he would succeed President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who is stepping down after serving two five-year terms.