Elections

 

Youth attend Voters Youth Conference

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Speakers from diverse backgrounds at the Voters Youth Conference encouraged young people to exercise their democratic rights and register to vote in the upcoming elections.

The conference, organised by the Love Palm Charity Foundation, encouraged the young people to go out and make their mark.

They highlight the importance of voting, the need for presidential debates, and the need for young people to make decisive decisions when choosing which political party to vote for. 

Namibian Electoral Commission Deregisters NEFF and CDV

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The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has deregistered two political parties and asked that the National Assembly withdraw MPs from those parties with immediate effect.

The ECN deregistered the two parties for allegedly not complying with provisions of the Electoral Act of 2014 as they relate to the submission of financial statements.

The two parties are the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) and the Christian Democratic Voice (CDV).

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | UNGA President calls Namibians to vote

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The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) encouraged Namibians to go out in numbers, exercise their constitutional rights, and register to vote in the November elections.

Dennis Francis said this during his departure at Hosea Kutako International Airport after his three-day visit to Namibia, where he held various developmental engagements.

Swapo Party Vice President urges defending independence's legacy 

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Swapo Party Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on party members to defend the foundation that paved the way for the country's hard-won independence. 

She made the call at the party's 64th-anniversary commemoration at Mariental in the Hardap Region. 

Swapo Party members from all walks of life converged at the Hage Geingob Stadium to celebrate the party's over sixty years of existence. 

Swapo and Communists parties cement relationship

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Swapo Party Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa has affirmed that the party will continue to strengthen its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

This statement follows her recent weeklong trip to China, where she led a delegation of the party's Central Committee members to discuss bilateral political relations.

"It is a continuing process that will continue so that the two parties will assist each other up until something happens, but for now we are having that sisterly friendship, and we will continue to respect that on a mutual basis."

Media and elections monitoring tool validated

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The Media Ombudsman and other stakeholders hosted a media and elections monitoring tool validation workshop in Windhoek on Tuesday.

The one-day workshop was aimed at drawing input on the media monitoring tool, which will be used to gauge the media's performance in the coverage of all election-related activities.

Journalists and media outlets are reminded of their role as watchdogs who hold those in power accountable by shining a spotlight on issues of democracy. 

In addition, the media play a role in ensuring transparency and honesty in the electoral process.

Namibia's Boundaries Delimitation Commission gears up for election-year

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There is much work expected of the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission.

This is in line with the Year of Expectations and Elections, as declared by the late President Hage Geingob.

President Nangolo Mbumba emphasised this during the appointment of commissioners for the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission.

Article 104 of the Namibian Constitution authorises the President to appoint a Boundaries Delimation and Demarcation Commission every 10 years. 

Swapo Party Member urges campaign for majority in November elections

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Swapo Party Politburo and Central Committee member, Lucia Witbooi, has urged party members to campaign for an outright majority in the November national elections. 

She made the call at the opening of the ||Kharas Swapo Party regional executive meeting in Keetmanshoop.

Witbooi further encouraged all eligible voters to re-register to participate in the upcoming elections.

Swapo highlights infrastructure progress in Zambezi recruitment drive

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, says over the past 33 years, the Swapo Party-led government has delivered the most needed infrastructure development throughout the country.

She says the government has delivered educational and health infrastructure, roads, and other key elements with the potential to drive the socio-economic transformation of all Namibians.

Theofelus remarked this during a Swapo Party recruitment drive at Kalimbeza Village in the Zambezi Region, where she received 39 new members.