Namibia’s president Hage Geingob secures second term despite worst election performance for party in years

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Namibian president Hage Geingob on Saturday won the country’s presidential elections with a diminished majority of 56.3 per cent, the worst performance of any ruling party candidate for nearly 30 years.Geingob was declared president of this week’s vote, retaining his position and the ruling South West Africa People’s Organisation’s (SWAPO) long dominance of power, despite a recession and a corruption scandal that has fuelled popular discontent.SWAPO presidents have traditionally won by over 70…

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