Geingob receives more votes than Swapo-Party

01 Dec 2014 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 01 DEC (NAMPA) – Preliminary results show that Swapo-Party presidential candidate Hage Geingob obtained more votes in the Presidential election than his party did in the National Assembly election on Friday.
This is according to statistics uploaded to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s elections website on the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections at 11H10 on Monday.
At the time, only 55.9 per cent of the overall election results had been declared.
Geingob obtained 548 555 votes in the Presidential election, while the Swapo-Party obtained 506 333 votes in the National Assembly election.
In the 2009 overall election results, Swapo’s then presidential candidate Hifikepunye Pohamba obtained 8 661 more votes than the party did in the National Assembly results.
Pohamba obtained 611 241 votes in 2009, while Swapo received 602 580 votes.
Meanwhile, the final results of the elections were expected on Sunday, but the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s Director Paul Isaak Sunday evening announced that it would only be released on Monday as the results of some of the 121 constituencies were still being verified.
(NAMPA)
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