Samora Machel constituency


Samora Machel constituency

Samora Machel constituency (formerly known as Wanaheda) is a constituency in the Khomas Region of Namibia. The constituency is located within the Katutura suburb of Windhoek.

Name change

The area which made up the constituency was named Wanaheda during colonial times and continued to be called it following independence in 1990. It is an acronym for 'Wambos, Namas, Hereros and Damaras' In 2003, following governmental and public recommendations, it was renamed in honour of Mozambican President Samora Machel. [ [http://www.namibian.com.na/2008/August/national/0823599E15.html Constituency named after John Pandeni] in The Namibian, 27 August, 2008]

2004 electoral results

* John ya Otto Nankudhu (SWAPO Party): 8370
* Victoria Gawanas (United Democratic Front): 594
* Frasiska Hipondoka (Congress of Democrats): 475
* Gabriel Rukero (National Unity Democratic Organisation): 380
* Adolf Kaurimuje (Democratic Turnhalle Alliance): 201 [ [http://www.ecn.gov.na/RSamoramachel.htm Samora Machel constituency] Electoral Commission of Namibia]

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