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Namibia: President : Hifikepunye Pohamba

2012/12/21

Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba (born August 18, 1935)is a Namibian politician who has been the second President of Namibia since March 2005. He won the 2004 election overwhelmingly as the candidate of SWAPO, the ruling party, and he was re-elected in the 2009 election. He has as well been the President of SWAPO since November 2007.
Prior to his Presidency, Pohamba served in various ministerial positions, beginning at Namibia's independence in 1990: he was Minister of Home Affairs from 1990 to 1995, Minister of Fisheries from 1995 to 1997, Minister without Portfolio from 1997 to 2000, and Minister of Lands from 2001 to 2005. He was as well Secretary-General of SWAPO from 1997 to 2002 and Vice-President of SWAPO from 2002 to 2007

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