Okatana Constituency

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Okatana Constituency (red) in the Oshana Region (yellow)

Okatana Constituency is an electoral constituency in the Oshana Region of northern Namibia. It had 15,562 residents in 2004[1] and 9,111 registered voters in 2020.[2] Its capital is Okatana.

Politics[change | change source]

Oktana constituency is dominated by South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) party. In the 2015 local and regional elections the SWAPO candidate won uncontested and became councillor after no opposition party nominated a candidate.[3] The SWAPO candidate won the 2020 regional election by a large margin. Edmund Iishuwa of the SWAPO party obtained 3,477 votes, followed by George Uusiku of the Independent Patriots for Change with 715 votes, Joakim Kanisius Shaapota (independent) with 204 votes and Jafet Kleopas N. of the Popular Democratic Movement party with 37 votes.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Constituencies of Namibia, 2004". Statoids.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Regional Council 2020 Election Results". Interactive map. Electoral Commission of Namibia. 18 January 2021. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  3. Kangootui, Nomhle (23 October 2015). "Swapo gets ǃNamiǂNûs uncontested". The Namibian. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015.