Fate of councillors sealed

By Confidente Reporters

THE polls have come and gone and now, the nation awaits a full tally of new councillors who will define local authorities and regional councils for the next five years.

When Confidente went to print, a peaceful voting day had prevailed with minor skirmishes which law enforcement agencies had effectively dealt with.

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said that it is satisfied with the manner in which the polling process progressed at all polling stations in 116 constituencies and local authorities.

ECN chairperson Advocate Notemba Tjipueja also justified why some polling stations failed to open at the prescribed time.

“The commission has established a total of 4 102 polling stations countrywide. Of this number, 1 341 are fixed polling stations while 2 761 are mobile polling stations. Close to 12 200 polling officials are currently performing electoral duty across the various polling stations. We are happy to inform the Namibian nation that approximately 97 percent of all our polling stations opened on time at 07H00 with the exception of a few polling stations across the country where challenges were experienced.

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