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Were the Namibian Elections Fair?

If you blinked, you probably missed press coverage of the elections in Namibia. The Wall Street Journal did carry 1" to 2" updates on the situation and a couple of longer articles. I even found short summaries in my local paper in mid-November.

The press was quick to report that the elections were over and the Communist-backed SW APO did not get the two-thirds majority it needed to write the constitution for independent Namibia. Having reported that, interest in Namibia was quickly replaced by interest in other parts of the world - Europe, Russia, Romania.
But Namibia has not ceased to exist because the elections are over. And the threat of Communism has not dissipated because SW APO did not win the election with a two-thirds majority.