National Council (Namibia)

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National Council
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Type
Type Upper House of the Parliament of Namibia
Leadership
Chairman Asser Kuveri Kapere, SWAPO
Since 2004
Seats 26
Elections
Voting system Indirect election by Regional Councils
Last election 26- 27 November 2010
Meeting place
Parliament Buildings, Windhoek
Website
Parliament of Namibia
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The National Council is the upper chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament.

The 26 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are directly elected for a term of six-years. Each of the 13 regional councils chooses two of its members to serve on the National Council.[1] The last regional council elections were held on 26 and 27 November 2010.[2]

Political party distribution in the current National Council is as follows:

The council meets in Namibian capital of Windhoek in the so-called Tintenpalast, the current chairperson is Asser Kuveri Kapere. Seven women occupy seats in the National Council.

Previous National Council election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1992 1998 2004
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 19 21 24
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 06 04 01
United Democratic Front (UDF) 01 01 01
Total 26 26 26

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