Elections in Namibia

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Elections in Namibia gives information on election and election results in Namibia.

Namibia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Parliament is bicameral in nature. The National Assembly has 78 members of which 72 are elected by direct popular vote using the proportional representation and a maximum of 6 non-voting members are appointed by the president. The members are elected for a five-year term. The National Council has 26 members, elected for a six-year term in double-seat constituencies (regions). Namibia is a democratic but one party dominant state with the South-West Africa People's Organisation in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.


Results[edit]

General elections 2009[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27-28 November 2009 Namibian presidential election results[1]
Candidate Party Votes %
Hifikepunye Pohamba SWAPO 611,241 75.25
Hidipo Hamutenya RDP 88,640 10.91
Katuutire Kaura Democratic Turnhalle Alliance 24,186 2.98
Kuaima Riruako NUDO 23,735 2.92
Justus ǁGaroëb United Democratic Front 19,258 2.37
Ignatius Shixwameni All People's Party 9,981 1.23
Henry Mudge Republican Party 9,425 1.16
Benjamin Ulenga Congress of Democrats 5,812 0.72
Usutuaije Maamberua SWANU 2,968 0.37
David Isaacs Democratic Party of Namibia 1,859 0.23
Frans Goagoseb Namibian Democratic Movement for Change 1,760 0.22
Attie Beukes Communist Party of Namibia 1,005 0.12
Rejected ballots 12,363 1.52
Total (turnout ) 812,233 100.00
e • d Summary of the 27 and 28 November 2009 National Assembly of Namibia election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
South West Africa People's Organization 602,580 74.29 54 Decrease1
Rally for Democracy and Progress 90,556 11.16 8 Increase8
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance 25,393 3.13 2 Decrease2
National Unity Democratic Organization 24,422 3.01 2 Decrease1
United Democratic Front 19,489 2.40 2 Decrease1
All People’s Party 10,795 1.33 1 Increase1
Republican Party 6,541 0.81 1
Congress of Democrats 5,375 0.66 1 Decrease4
South West Africa National Union 4,989 0.62 1 Increase1
Monitor Action Group 4,718 0.58 0 Decrease1
Democratic Party of Namibia 1,942 0.24 0
Namibian Democratic Movement for Change 1,770 0.22 0
National Democratic Party 1,187 0.15 0
Communist Party of Namibia 810 0.10 0
Valid votes 800,567 98.70
Invalid votes 10,576 1.30
Total (turnout %) 811,143 100.0 72
Source: Electoral Commission of Namibia

Past elections[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 27 - 28 Nov 2009 Presidential Elections.pdf Electoral Commission of Namibia

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