List of political parties in Namibia

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Namibia is a 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. In Namibian politics, ethnicity plays a significant role in party affiliation and voting behaviour. Some parties are dominated by single ethnic groups; for example, the Seoposengwe and Ipelegeng parties were dominated by Tswana.

The parties[edit]

Parties with seats in the National Assembly of Namibia after the 2009 elections
Defunct parties
Banned parties

For more parties, see Political parties in Namibia and National Assembly of Namibia#Previous National Assembly election results.

See also[edit]


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