Communist Party of Namibia (2009)

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Not to be confused with Communist Party of Namibia (1981).
Communist Party of Namibia
Leader Attie Beukes, Harry Boesak
Founded May 1989 (1989-05)
Ideology Communism
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The Communist Party of Namibia (formerly known as the Workers Revolutionary Party, WRP) is a communist party in Namibia led by Attie Beukes and Harry Boesak.[1]

The party was founded by Attie Beukes in May 1989 under the name Workers Revolutionary Party. It joined the United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance for participation in the 1989 elections.[2] The UDF won four seats in this election for the Constituent Assembly of Namibia.

In the 2004 election, the WRP joined with SWANU in an alliance of socialist parties. The SWANU-WRP alliance received 3,428 votes, which were not enough for a seat in the National Assembly.[3]

2009 results[edit]

Under its new name Communist Party of Namibia it contested the 2009 general election for seats in the National Assembly and the Presidency.

The party registered for the 2009 election as the fourteenth and final party. Beukes, the party's candidate for president, received 1,005 votes, which was the lowest total of all candidates. The CPN received 810 votes, which was the lowest of all contesting parties and did not qualify them for a seat in the National Assembly. Beukes received his highest vote total in the Mariental Rural constituency in the Hardap Region[4] and the CPN received its highest vote total in the Gibeon, Hardap Region constituency. [5]


  1. ^ 14 parties now registered Election Watch Namibia
  2. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Chronology of Namibian History, 1989". Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Free but starving - Communist Party New Era, 26 October 2009
  4. ^ 2009 Presidential Results Election Watch Namibia
  5. ^ 2009 Parliamentary Results Election Watch Namibia