The country has 107 constituencies, and only the results of the Omaruru, Otjinene, Rehoboth Rural, Kabbe, Keetmanshoop Rural, Berseba, Daures, Sesfontein, Rehoboth Urban West, Foreign Missions, Omuntele, Gibeon, Onyaanya and Kalahari constituencies have been certified by the ECN at around 06h00 on Tuesday.
Namibians went to the polls on Friday and Saturday last week, and the counting of ballots commenced at 21h00 on Saturday.
Some media houses and political commentators have described the outcome of the elections’ results as “delayed”.
But, ECN Chairman Victor Tonchi made it clear on Monday that statements made by some media houses and commentators alleging delays in the release of the results, are incorrect and unwarranted.
“The ECN wishes to rebuke in the strongest terms the deliberate campaign of misinformation engineered by some irresponsible individuals and media houses,” he fumed.
He indicated that the Commission is fully aware that the nation is waiting to know the final outcome of the 2009 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“It is, however, of utmost importance to ensure that all verification is done in a systematic and methodical manner,” he explained, adding that the ECN will not rush the results’ verification process as it may compromise the integrity of the process, and quality of the returns.
Meanwhile, the Swapo-Party is leading the pack with 10 constituency wins thus far.
The United Democratic Front (UDF) and its president Justus //Garoeb have managed to scoop two constituencies (Daures and Sesfontein),the National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) and its president Kuaima Riruako one (Otjinene), and the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) with its president Hidipo Hamutenya one (Rehoboth Urban West).