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Pohamba Declared Winner in Namibia Election

Namibia's ruling party candidate, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won an overwhelming victory in the country's presidential election.

Final results released by Namibia's electoral commission show Hifikepunye Pohamba winning more than 75 percent of the votes, compared to seven percent for his nearest rival, opposition leader Ben Ulenga.

Mr. Pohamba will succeed President Sam Nujoma, who is stepping down in March after 15 years in power.

The ruling South West Africa People's Organization party, SWAPO, also secured an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections, increasing its two-thirds majority in the National Assembly.

Namibia's elections were the third national polls since the country gained independence from apartheid-era South Africa in 1990.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.