Namibia's ruling SWAPO wins presidential election with 86 percent: commission

December 1, 2014 5:03 PM

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - 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.

Second placed presidential candidate McHenry Venaani of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance limped in with 4.97 percent. SWAPO also consolidated its power in parliament, retaining a two-third majority with 80 percent of the national assembly ballot.

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