As the unfortunate ones among us still stand in slowly snaking lines, many have already moved on, celebrating the long weekend. Me, I reflected on what happened in the last few months leading up to this day. And obviously the perfect way to tell a story about politics is with Mean Girls references, so here we go.

Excitement started months ago, when SWAPO introduced their gender quota, and men everywhere were like:

SWAPO 50-50

Then PM Geingob wanted to change the constitution, and Sackey was all like:

burn_book

And after they passed the amendments in record time, he was like:

im-such-a-good-friend-gif-mean-girls

In the Meantime, campaigning began.

RDP claimed they were going to win it this time, but people were like:

not gonna happen

When Venaani went to Ombili to be ‘close to the people’, everyone on Twitter was like:

doesn't go here

*he, yes I know. Oops.

Meanwhile, Henk Mudge’s RP was trying hard to impress black voters, like:

jambp

But they were all like,

why are you white

NEFF thrived on Controversy, like when they threatened violence:

ceasar

But SWAPO, despite their dominance, ran into a number of issues themselves.

Mayor Agnes Kafula got in trouble for giving a plot to  Dillish.

kafula

Then Job occupied some land, and SWAPO was like:

job

Shinovene dug up dirt on the SWAPO Golden Kids, but they were not impressed.

golden kids

Outrage broke out when the Secretary General seemed to insult his own supporters at a rally, and he was all:

mbumba

And then Election Day. People came out in massive numbers, with lines often long and winding. And even though we couldn’t have all we wanted…


alcohol

…it was still a good Day. Happy election day Namibia!

  • Syluvia Talishi Lazarus

    Haha, well done Max!

  • Carmen Jason-Olivier

    This is brilliant!!! I just died laughing!