National Assembly (Namibia)

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National Assembly
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Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Theo-Ben GurirabSWAPO
since 2005
Seats 78
Elections
Proportional representation and appointments by the President
Last election
27- 28 November 2009
Meeting place
Parlament Windhuk.JPG
Parliament Building, Windhoek
Website
Parliament of Namibia
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The National Assembly is the lower chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament. It has a total of 78 members. 72 members are directly elected through a system of party-list proportional representation and serve five-year terms. Six additional members are appointed by the President.[1]

The current National Assembly was formed following elections on 27 and 28 November 2009. Twenty-one women (18 elected and 3 appointed) occupy seats in the National Assembly. Former Prime Minister (2002–2005) and SWAPO member Theo-Ben Gurirab is the current National Assembly speaker.

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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