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Election Desk

Namibians turning up at polling booths before sunrise in an atmosphere of peace and calmness, shattered the myths of various political commentators, analysts, political scientist and donor-funded polls suggesting a lack of Namibian interest and excitement in elections.


Long queues of pensioners and young Namibians are braving the hot sun with a late run on the polls predicted in the cooler afternoon and evening temperatures.


Hundreds of young voters who became victims of campaigns to boycott the elections on social media platforms and fake news and left centres in tears because they could not register or vote in the Northern regions.


The atmosphere of peace and tolerance is a democratic monument in the first hours of voting, destroying the campaigns of a small minority to spread rumours of threatening unrest of which no sign could be found in spite of a frustrating slow process under a baking Namibian sun.


As polling stations across Namibia opened for the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier on Wednesday morning, President Hage Geingob and the First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos travelled to the Mandume Primary School in the Katutura East Constituency of Windhoek to cast their vote.