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ECN urgent application next week

ECN urgent application next week

Staff Reporter


AN application by the Electoral Commission of Namibia to have a re-run of elections in Koes, Stampriet, Mariental Rural, and Aroab is scheduled to be heard next week Wednesday.


The Landless People’s movement said it intends to oppose the application. The application has been brought on an urgent basis, after the discovery of serious procedural errors. According to the ECNs Chief Electoral Officer, Theo Mujoro, wrong ballot papers in those areas were used during the elections last week Wednesday, 25 November 2020.


LEGALITIES: ECN Chief Electoral Officer Theo Mujoro. – Photo by Informanté


The official results for those areas have not yet been declared by Namibia’s electoral commission.


Mujoro said that there was a mix up of the papers in the manner in which they were packed in metal boxes, adding that even at distribution points, boxes meant for other areas got mixed up.


Mujoro added that the ECN is currently looking into taking liability and negligence actions against the presiding officers in the affected areas, but that no decision has yet been made.


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