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Rally for Democracy and Progress

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Rundu Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) a political party in Namibia for change of peoples lif

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The Evening Review - 26 .10 .2020

The Rally for Democracy and Progress is an opposition political party in Namibia. It was launched on November 17, 2007 under the leadership of Hidipo Hamutenya and Jesaya Nyamu, both former leading members of the ruling SWAPO party and cabinet ministers. Hamutenya had unsuccessfully sought the SWAPO nomination for President in 2004. At the time of the RDP's launch, it was considered to represent the strongest challenge to SWAPO's political dominance since the country gained its independence in 1990. According to Hamutenya, speaking at the RDP's launch, the party was "born in response to our people's deep longing for a vision, political direction and the rekindling of their hopes and aspiration for a better and prosperous future".
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