Overall Swapo did very well at these elections: yet there are three factors they should probably be concerned about: Their failure to make headway in Kunene despite using all their incumbency advantages; the low turnout which indicates there are still plenty of apathetic citizens whose votes are up for grabs; and the loss of Windhoek East to a more organised and energetic candidate.
In the Elim constituency, Swapo Party candidate Gerhard Shiimi won 3 373 votes, Chrispus Shikalepo of CoD received 33 votes and Abner Uunona of the RDP got 16 votes.
Swapo was comfortable winner in Reho Rural with opposition vote split between the new Rehoboth party and RDP. Wonder what that means for the RDP's hold on Reho Urban West?
Unverified Results For Swakopmund Local Authority
Swapo Party _____ 6 Seats (Full Seats) (retained all seats)
SRA ____________ 1 Seat (Full Seat) (retained all seats)
UDF ____________ 1 Seat (Full Seat) (Lost 1 seat to NUDO or RDP)
RDP ____________ 1 Seat ( First Highest Remainder) (Gained 1 Seat)
Nudo ___________ 1 Seat (Second Highest Remainder) (Gained 1 Seat)
COD Lost 1 Seat to Either Nudo or RDP
Swakopmund Regional Council
Swapo’s Germina Shitaleni 66.8 % You are first passed the Finish Line
RDP Candidate 33.2%
Interesting! Baines Shopping Centre Pollling station [in Windhoek West]. Regional Swapo 293 votes; RDP 324 votes and local authority SWAPO 255 votes , RDP 289 votes
If it's true the Opuwo has gone from DTA to Swapo then Kunene could well go to Swapo as well. At the moment it looks like Swapo will gain RC seats beyond its existing 96. Might be something of a north-south split developing to' with many smaller settlements in south remaining in opposition hands.
Rundu Rural East , Swapo-Party's Michael Sikongo won with 1 685 votes, APP's Berthold Kudumo second with 549 votes; RDP's Anna Munungi 110 votes, DTA Haingura Lindange 70 votes. Indications that APP won't get RC seats, but will get a few on the local authority in Rundu.
NBC now reporting some results: Karasburg Swapo 1577, RDP 839, DPN 364. Omaruru Swapo 1102, RDP 570, UDF 398, CoD 96. Swapo's candidate in Karasburg wins despite facing corruption charges
Swapo-Party's Bernard Sibalatani has won Katima Mulilo Urban with 2 535 votes. RDP's candidate Sikumba Sikumba 500 votes - reposted from Peter Mietzner
Swapo retains the Mukwe Constituency. SWAPO 3774, APP 784, DTA 414, RDP 117.
APP fails in Rundu Rural West: Rundu Rural West constituency, Swapo-Party's Rosa Kavara 3 537 votes. APP's Herbert Shihwameni second with 951 votes, while RDP's candidate Moses Nyundu third with 351 votes.
NBC reporting that Nudo retain Otjinene. Swapo retain Katima Rural and Katima Urban constituencies and if I understand the NBC correctly RDP has gained one seat on the KM Town Council.
According to NBC ticker Swapo has taken control of Omaruru town council. Previously no party was in overall control. Swapo also won the Regional Council seat there. Omaruru is a UDF loss and an indication that the UDF's hold on places like Sesfontein and Kamanjab is shaky.
Cletius Sipapela (SWAPO) won Linyanti constituency election with 2 964 votes. RDP's Vista Kabunga 920 votes.
Kalahari constituency. Swapo-Party's candidate Ignatius Gariseb 241 votes, the RDP candidate Alfons Serogwe 50 votes; DTA candidate Paul Thataone 74 votes.