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Politician Named Adolf Hitler Wins Election In Namibia

Rebecca Shepherd

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Politician Named Adolf Hitler Wins Election In Namibia

Featured Image Credit: PA

A politician named Adolf Hitler has won a seat in a Namibian regional election.

Adolf Hitler Uunona received 85 percent of the vote in the former German colony but says he has no plans for world domination.

Adolf Hitler Uunona
Adolf Hitler Uunona

Mr Uunona won the seat to become part of the ruling SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organisation) party.

The politician told Bild that he had 'nothing to do with' Nazi ideology, adding: "My father named me after this man. He probably didn't understand what Adolf Hitler stood for.

"As a child I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager did I understand that this man wanted to conquer the whole world."

He said that his wife calls him Adolf and he goes by Adolf Uunona, believing it would be 'too late' to officially change his name.

He went on: "The fact I have this name does not mean I want to conquer Oshana. It doesn't mean I'm striving for world domination."

Former German leader, Adolf Hitler. Credit: PA
Former German leader, Adolf Hitler. Credit: PA

According to the MailOnline, Uunona won 1,196 votes in the recent election compared to 213 for his opponent, giving him a seat on the regional council.

The Adolf Hitler that Mr Uunona is being compared to was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party.

During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II in Europe by invading Poland on 1 September 1939. He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust.

Mr Uunona's SWAPO party has ruled Namibia since independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990. Namibia was once known as German South West Africa and was a German colony from 1884.

A small German-speaking community still lives in the country today, and around 120,000 Germans visit Namibia every year.

Topics: World News, News

Rebecca Shepherd
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