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Live Blog-04-12-2009

Rehoboth Urban East is announced very rapidly by NBC announcer. Didn't get it all but Swapo got 2471 and RDP 1131. President arrives, so shouldn't be long now. Can't see any opposition (a boycott?). Mainly journalists and a few diplomats in the audience. Plenty of Swapo politicians in full colours in attendance

Live Blog-04-12-2009

A very provisional forecast: Seems like Swapo may have lost one or two seats and the largest remainders formula may have saved CoD. RDP at around seven or eight seats will be the official opposition.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

Still waiting for the President to arrive at the results centre. On NBC they are interviewing politicians. Seems most opposition leaders have not turned up. If you don't have access to NBC television and radio we'll try to keep you informed.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

Unofficial sources at the results centre: 30 minutes to an hour before the announcement. They are waiting for the president to arrive.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

19h00 is the alloted time for the announcement. Don't hold your breath! We are still waiting for Rehoboth Urban East and Ohangwena results. Kalahari in Omaheke was reissued with new figures after the previous announcement failed to include the tendered votes.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

Swapo is calling supporters to the Multi-Purpose Youth Centre in Katutura to hear President Pohamba - indication that an announcement is imminent.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

Having reviewed the figures, I think we have nine constituencies left: Reho Urban East, Mariental Urban, Oranjemund, Epupa, Ohangwena, Outapi, Oshakati West, Eengodi, and Omatako. Tobias Hainyeko, Moses Garoeb and Omaundaungilo were announced on radio this morning but are not on the ECN website as yet.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

89 constituencies announced; 18 still to go. A 15h00 final announcement must be in doubt. ECN is not confirming anything.

Live Blog-04-12-2009

The 100% plus turnouts in some constituencies are perhaps not as mystifying as first appears. Firstly, we have to take the 822,000 registration figure as accurate (I'm personally not sure it is). But secondly we have to look back at the voting trends here. I am not too concerned about constituencies like Walvis Bay Urban, Swakopmund, Windhoek West, and Windhoek Rural. These are bound to have mobile populations that would cast high numbers of tendered votes. Windhoek Rural could be explained by Mix Settlement.
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