Namibians showed political maturity in elections: Nandi-Ndaitwah

07 Dec 2014 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 07 DEC (NAMPA) - Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says Namibians demonstrated political maturity during the entire process of the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
She made this remark here on Friday while addressing the annual Diplomatic Corps meeting, stating that despite some few hiccups experienced during the voting process, the elections went well.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections took place on 28 November, and the ruling Swapo-Party and its presidential candidate Hage Geingob emerged victorious.
During these elections, Namibians used electronic voting machines (EVMs), a first for the country and African continent.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) and the European Union (EU) declared the elections free, fair, transparent, peaceful and credible.
Nandi-Ndaitwah indicated that as they continue to consolidate the country's democracy, the ruling party looks forward to implement the party's manifesto mandated by the electorate.
“We are convinced that peace and stability, and prosperity in Namibia are building blocks to overall peace, security and development in Africa,” said the Foreign Affairs minister.
Meanwhile, she stated that in consolidating democracy in the region and in line with the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic election, Namibia participated in the SADC SEOM during the general elections in Botswana on 24 October 2014.
She indicated that Namibia will also participate as observers during general elections in Mauritius on 10 December 2014.