The Constitutional Conference in Windhoek has announced that an independent multiracial government is attainable for South West Africa by the end of 1978. The big question: Will the United Nations and the major powers let South West African efforts succeed? It is the most significant news to have come out of Windhoek, the capital of South West Africa, in 30 years. The II population groups assembled at the Constitutional Conference have achieved what may be a first in modern history. By consensus - unanimous agreement, not mere majority approval – the delegates have agreed that an independent, multiracial government should be established not later than December 31, 1978. An interim government is planned for sometime in 1977 to facilitate transfer of power from South Africa to an independent South West Africa.
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