SADC Parly Forum election observers happy with campaigns

WINDHOEK; The campaigns for the 2014 Namibia Presidential and National Assembly elections were characterised by high levels of tolerance among the various contesting political parties and candidates.

The head of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum Election Observation Mission, Jacob Francis Mudenda said during a media briefing here on Sunday this resulted in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere prevailing across Namibia during the election period.

Mudenda said the campaigns took the form of rallies, advertisements in the mass media, live political debates on electronic media, postings on social media, as well as the displaying of campaign posters and political party flags in various places accessible to the public.

He said his team is of the view that the adherence by the contesting political parties, candidates and their supporters to the Electoral Code of Conduct contributed immensely to the generally incident-free electioneering, voting and post-election period of the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The SADC Parliamentary Forum Election Observation Mission commended Namibians and the contesting political parties and candidates for the calm and tolerant manner in which they behaved themselves during the election period.