National Assembly (Namibia)

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National Assembly
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Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Peter KatjaviviSWAPO
since 2015
Seats 104
Elections
Proportional representation and appointments by the President
Last election
28 November 2014
Meeting place
Parlament Windhuk.JPG
Parliament Building, Windhoek
Website
Parliament of Namibia
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Namibia

The National Assembly is the lower chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament. It has a total of 104 members. 96 members are directly elected through a system of party-list proportional representation and serve five-year terms. Eight additional members are appointed by the President.[1]

The current National Assembly was formed following elections on 28 November 2014. Since 2015, SWAPO member Peter Katjavivi has been the Speaker of the National Assembly.

2014 elections[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
SWAPO 715,026 80.01 77 +23
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance 42,933 4.80 5 +3
Rally for Democracy and Progress 31,372 3.51 3 –5
All People's Party 20,431 2.29 2 +1
United Democratic Front 18,945 2.12 2 0
National Unity Democratic Organisation 17,941 2.01 2 0
Communist Party of Namibia 13,328 1.49 2 +2
SWANU 6,354 0.71 1 0
United People's Movement 6,353 0.71 1 New
Republican Party 6,099 0.68 1 0
Congress of Democrats 3,402 0.38 0 –1
Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters 3,259 0.36 0 New
Monitor Action Group 3,073 0.34 0 0
Christian Democratic Voice 2,606 0.29 0 New
National Democratic Party 1,389 0.16 0 0
Democratic Party of Namibia 1,132 0.13 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 893,643 100 96 +24
Registered voters/turnout 1,241,194 72.00
Source: Electoral Commission of Namibia


2009 elections[edit]

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

Previous National Assembly election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1989 1994 1999 2004
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 41 53 55 55
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 21 15 07 04
United Democratic Front (UDF) 04 02 02 03
Action Christian National (ACN) 03 - - -
Namibia Patriotic Front (NPF) 01 - - -
Federal Convention of Namibia (FCN) 01 - - -
Namibia National Front (NNF) 01 - - -
Democratic Coalition of Namibia (DCN) - 01 - -
Monitor Action Group (MAG) - 01 01 01
Congress of Democrats (COD) - - 07 05
Others (NUDO, RP) - - - 04
Total 72 72 72 72

Despite being a one party dominant state since its independence in 1990, Namibian elections have been transparent, free, and largely fair.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GRN Structure. The Legislature". Government of Namibia. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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