le_trouver (le_trouver) wrote,

Чёрный Гитлер.

A politician named after Adolf Hitler has won a seat at a Namibian election - but says he has no plans for world domination.

Adolf Hitler Uunona was elected with 85 per cent of the vote in the former German colony, which is still home to a small German-speaking community and where a number of streets, places and people still bear German names.

After winning the seat on the ticket of the ruling SWAPO party - which has ruled Namibia since independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990 - the politician told Bild that he had 'nothing to do with' Nazi ideology.

The politician said his wife calls him Adolf, adding that he usually goes by Adolf Uunona but that it would be 'too late' to change his name officially.

'The fact I have this name does not mean I want to conquer Oshana,' he said, referring to the region where he won the election. 'It doesn't mean I'm striving for world domination.'

Uunona won 1,196 votes in the recent election compared to 213 for his opponent, returning him to a seat on the regional council which he previously won in 2015.

His name was abbreviated to 'Adolf H' in a list of candidates printed in a government gazette, but his name appeared in full on an official results website.

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