Anton von Wietersheim

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Anton von Wietersheim (born 10 June 1951[1]) is a Namibian politician. Wietersheim was a member of the Constituent Assembly of Namibia from 1989 to 1990 and was elected to the National Assembly as a SWAPO candidate in 1990. He served as Minister of Agriculture before resigning in 1993.

In August 2009, Wietersheim re-entered politics as a member of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), an opposition party that was created by dissident members of SWAPO.[2] At the party congress in September 2009, Wietersheim was placed at the 5th spot, which was just below the party's central committee.[3] In the November 2009 parliamentary election, he was one of eight RDP candidates to win seats in the National Assembly.[4]

In September 2010, von Wietersheim and eight other opposition politicians were sworn-in as members of the National Assembly following a six month boycott due to perceived electoral irregularities in the 2009 election which were proven false by the supreme court of Namibia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klaus Becker, Jürgen Hecker, and Sigrid Kube, Vom Schutzgebiet bis Namibia, 1884–1984 (1985), page 523 (German).
  2. ^ "Former Agriculture Minister joins RDP", 10 August 2009.
  3. ^ RESULTS OF RDP ELECTORAL COLLEGE: MY ANALYSIS by Phil Ya Nangoloh, Namrights previously National Society for Human Rights of Namibia (NSHR), 22 September 2009
  4. ^ Tileni Mongudhi and Christof Maletsky, "Who's in, who's out", The Namibian, 7 December 2009.
  5. ^ ""Full house"". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2012-03-31. , The Namibian, 15 September 2010.