Namibia to have first feminine president ?

Namibia to have first feminine president ?

Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah is an inch nearer to turning into the southwestern nation’s first feminine president.

Namibia’s ruling celebration on Monday (November 28) elected Nandi-Ndaitwah as its vp, making her the frontrunner to steer the celebration into the nation’s upcoming nationwide elections in 2024.

The 70-year-old edged out Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and Surroundings Minister Pohamba Shifeta within the race for the No. 2 place within the South West African Individuals’s Group.

President Hage Geingob, who is because of step down on the finish of his present time period, refused to endorse a successor as his predecessors had accomplished.

“We’ve made historical past by electing the primary feminine president come 2024,” Geingob stated in a speech Monday within the capital, Windhoek. “I wish to inform her your activity going forward is heavy.”, Bloomberg quoted in a report.

Swapo has led Namibia since independence in 1990 and stays the nation’s greatest political celebration, however its recognition has lately waned due to discontent over rampant unemployment and a graft scandal that led to the arrests of former cupboard ministers and businessmen linked to the celebration.

The celebration misplaced its two-thirds majority within the Nationwide Meeting within the final common election in 2019, and Geingob’s share of the vote fell to simply over 50%, from 87% 5 years earlier.

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