In Namibia (South West Africa), the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (D.T.A.) has put tough conditions on?
In Namibia (South West Africa), the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (D.T.A.) has put tough conditions on the holding of United Nations-supervised elections in the territory. Among the conditions are that the U.N. withdraw its recognition of the black nationalist guerrilla movement SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organisation). The Alliance made know its conditions after it gained a dominating majority in the South African-organised, but widely-boycotted, elections to a new Constituent Assembly. The DTA holds forty-one of the fifty seats, but the United Nations does not recognise the elections. Despite this, South Africa's Administrator-General in the territory, Judge Marthinus Steyn, says the Assembly will play an influential role.
SYNOPSIS: Further more widely-recognised elections are planned by the United Nations next year. South African Prime Minister Pik Botha is in favour, but Judge Steyn non-committal.