Hage Geingob

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Hage Geingob
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Hage Geingob in 2020
3rd President of Namibia
Assumed office
21 March 2015
Prime MinisterSaara Kuugongelwa
Vice PresidentNickey Iyambo (2015-2018)
Nangolo Mbumba (2018-)
Preceded byHifikepunye Pohamba
President of SWAPO
Assumed office
26 November 2017
Preceded byHifikepunye Pohamba
1st and 4th Prime Minister of Namibia
In office
4 December 2012 – 20 March 2015
PresidentHifikepunye Pohamba
Preceded byNahas Angula
Succeeded bySaara Kuugongelwa
In office
21 March 1990 – 28 August 2002
PresidentSam Nujoma
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byTheo-Ben Gurirab
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
8 April 2008 – 4 December 2012
Prime MinisterNahas Angula
Preceded byImmanuel Ngatjizeko
Succeeded byCalle Schlettwein
Personal details
Born (1941-08-03) 3 August 1941 (age 78)
Otjiwarongo, South West Africa
Political partySWAPO
Spouse(s)
Priscilla "Patty" Geingos
(m. 1967; div. 1992)

Loini Kandume
(m. 1992; div. 2008)

Monica Kalondo
(m. 2015)
Children3
Alma materTemple University
Fordham University (BA)
The New School (MA)
University of Leeds (PhD)
ReligionLutheran

Hage Gottfried Geingob[1] (born 3 August 1941[2]) is a Namibian politician. He is the third and the current President of Namibia since 21 March 2015. Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 to 28 August 2002 and again from 4 December 2012 to 21 March 2015.

Again candidate in the presidential election of November 2019, Geingob is reelected with 56.3% of the votes cast, down from 86% he had obtained five years ago. Panduleni Itula, dissident candidate of Swapo, head of the Landless Movement (LPM) of Bernadus Swartbooi gets 30% of the vote. Opposition leader McHenry Venaani of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), formerly close to South Africa's apartheid, won 5.3 percent of the vote. The Swapo thus obtains 65% of the seats in the National Assembly, failing to obtain a two-thirds majority as in the previous legislature.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Geingob is a champion of the poor". New Era Newspaper Namibia. October 31, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  2. Page on Geingob at Namibian parliament website.[dead link]