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Hage Geingob
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Hage Geingob visiting London in 2011
3rd President of Namibia
Assumed office
21 March 2015
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa
Vice President Nickey Iyambo (2015-2018)
Nangolo Mbumba (2018-)
Preceded by Hifikepunye Pohamba
President of SWAPO
Assumed office
26 November 2017
Preceded by Hifikepunye Pohamba
1st and 4th Prime Minister of Namibia
In office
4 December 2012 – 20 March 2015
President Hifikepunye Pohamba
Preceded by Nahas Angula
Succeeded by Saara Kuugongelwa
In office
21 March 1990 – 28 August 2002
President Sam Nujoma
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Theo-Ben Gurirab
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
8 April 2008 – 4 December 2012
Prime Minister Nahas Angula
Preceded by Immanuel Ngatjizeko
Succeeded by Calle Schlettwein
Personal details
Born 3 August 1941 (1941-08-03) (age 78)
Otjiwarongo, South West Africa
Political party SWAPO
Spouse(s)
Priscilla "Patty" Geingos
(m. 1967; div. 1992)

Loini Kandume
(m. 1992; div. 2008)

Monica Kalondo
(m. 2015)
Children 3
Alma mater Temple University
Fordham University (BA)
The New School (MA)
University of Leeds (PhD)
Religion Lutheran

Hage Gottfried Geingob (born 3 August 1941) 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.


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