Adolf Hitler wins election in Namibia 87 years after his Nazi namesake rose to power in Germany
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Adolf Hitler wins election in Namibia 87 years after his Nazi namesake rose to power in Germany

ADOLF HITLER has won an election, not for the first time.

This particular Adolf Hitler though is a Namibian politician, who insists he has no plans for world domination or the extermination of the Jewish people.

Adolf Hitler Uunona won a seat on his regional council in the southern African country after securing 85% of the vote.

Uunona says that his father named him after the Nazi dictator without properly realising what the name meant.

"My father named me after this man. He probably didn't understand what Adolf Hitler stood for," Uunona told Bild.

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"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 world.

"The fact that I have this name does not mean I want to conquer Oshana [the region of Namibia in which he has just won a seat]."

The politician said his wife calls him Adolf, and that he usually goes by Adolf Uunona, but that it was "too late" to go about officially changing his name.

Namibia was a former German colony, and people, places and street names still carry Germany names and origins.

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Once known as German South West Africa, Namibia was colonised during the 'scramble for Africa' and was officially part of the German empire from 1884 until the end of the First World War when the country was stripped of all its possessions.

It's estimated that around 1,200 people still bear the name Hitler today, most of whom aren't considered to be relatives of the Nazi dictator.

Genuine family members are thought to have changed their names after the war to hide any connection to the fascist leader.