Swapo faces new party foe

WINDHOEK - Namibia's longtime ruling party is expected to return to power in tomorrow's elections but its hold on this desert nation might be weakened by a new opposition party.

WINDHOEK - Namibia's longtime ruling party is expected to return to power in tomorrow's elections but its hold on this desert nation might be weakened by a new opposition party.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba is seeking a second five-year term. He is also hoping for a decisive win for the country's former guerilla movement, the South West African People's Organisation (Swapo).

But a breakaway faction, The Rally for Democracy and Progress, wants to take advantage of growing dissatisfaction with Swapo after a spate of corruption scandals, including one involving the son of China's president. - Sapa-AP

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