- The ruling party in Namibia, SWAPO, is headed for a landslide victory and could be assured of a two-thirds majority when the final results are given.
Reports from the capital, Windhoek, showed that the ruling SWAPO was already having a comfortable 75 percent of the tallied votes. Over 60 percent of the returns have already been declare, with the country's electoral body expecting that all the results would be finalised later today.
Some 1.18 million Namibians were registered as voters for the last weekend parliamentary and presidential polls.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who is seeking the second term, is also expected to return to the driving seat with a comfortable win.
Namibia, a former colony of Germany and South Africa, got full independence in 1990 with Sam Nujoma becoming the first president.
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