EU Delegation declares elections peaceful, fair and respectful

02 Dec 2014 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 02 DEC (NAMPA) - Delegates of the European Union (EU) Diplomatic Watch have declared the 2014 Namibian Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Friday as peaceful, fair and respectful.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the EU Delegation in Namibia, in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission here, congratulated the Swapo-Party presidential candidate Hage Geingob for his election as the country's next president, and all the members of Namibia’s next National Assembly.
The results of the elections were announced on Monday evening.
Geingob and these new Members of Parliament will be inaugurated on 21 March 2015.
Twenty-nine individuals from various European countries observed Namibia’s fifth general elections.
These persons occupy various diplomatic positions in Namibia.
One of the delegates was the European External Action Service (EEAS) Desk Officer for Namibia, Massimo Pronio.
Ambassador Raul Fuentes Milani, the Head of the EU Delegation to Namibia, also formed part of the delegates.
The EU delegates further congratulated all Namibians who participated in the elections in high numbers, and doing so in a peaceful manner.
“Namibia has once again demonstrated its democratic convictions and respect for Constitutional presidential term limits,” read the statement.
It further said that the EU and its member States have been working with Namibia since the African country’s independence in 1990, building a strong partnership based on common principles, shared interests and mutual respect.
The EU stated that it looks forward to working with the new government with the aim of supporting Namibia’s social, economic and democratic development.