Liberation and Democracy: Namibia's 5th Parliamentary and Presidential Elections

On 27th and 28th November 2009 Namibia voted for the 5th time after independence for a national parliament and its state president. One week later the Electoral Commission declared that SWAPO, Namibia’s liberation movement, won the elections overwhelmingly. The following report addresses the questions this raises for democracy in Africa.

A report by Arnold WEHMHOERNER, former country director of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe