Sat, 21 Mar 2020 14:35 - Updated Sat, 21 Mar 2020 14:38
President at Namibian Hage Geingob swearing in ceremony
Windhoek - The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, arrived this Saturday morning, in Windhoek, Namibia, for the inauguration of Hege Geingob.
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The Namibian statesman takes on the second five-year term in leadership of the Namibian state.
Along with President João Lourenço, who is still returning to Luanda today, other statesmen from bordering countries such as Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa) and Filipe Nyusi (Mozambique) have confirmed their presence at the inauguration ceremony.
Hage Geingob was re-elected in the seventh democratic elections held on November 27, 2019, after serving a first term started in 2015.
In the latest electoral contest, Namibia's President-elect won 56.3 percent of the vote, against 28 for the independent candidate, Panduleni Itula.
The local newspaper "The Namibian", in Friday's edition editorial, encouraged president Hage Geingob to implement urgent reforms to combat corruption and impunity, such as those started in Angola and Tanzania.
Born on August 3, 1941, Hage Geingob has served as Namibian Prime Minister on two occasions.
Namibia is governed by a presidential democracy and has a two-seater parliament formed by the National Council and the National Assembly.
The neighboring country of southern Angola became politically independent on March 21, 1990.
It has a population estimated at 2.1 million inhabitants, being one of the least populated territories in the world.
Agriculture, tourism and the mining industry (diamonds, uranium, gold and silver) form the basis of the country's economy.
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