Namibia’s one-party democracy

President-elect Geingob achieved a greater majority than his predecessors Sam Nujoma and Hifikepunye Pohamba against eight other contenders from the minority parties. More than ever, Namibia’s political arena is characterised by one-party dominance. This transforms the slogan from the struggle days that “SWAPO is the nation and the nation is SWAPO” into the dominant if not exclusive political motif of the post-liberation era.

Read article by NAI senior adviser Henning Melber at NAI Forum.

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