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; SWAPO itself, its government, and administration, is pre-dominantly Ovambo.[1]

Parties with parliamentary seats[edit]

Parties with seats in the National Assembly of Namibia after the 2014 elections:[2]

Unrepresented parties[edit]

The following parties contested the 2014 parliamentary elections but did not gain a seat, in the order of votes obtained:[2]

The following parties were founded after the 2014 parliamentary elections:

Parties of local relevance[edit]

The following parties did not contest the 2014 presidential election but took part in the 2015 local authority elections, and gained a seat:[6]

Defunct parties[edit]

Banned parties

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Düsing, Sandra (2002). Traditional Leadership and Democratisation in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study of Botswana, Namibia, and Southern Africa. Studien zur Politikwissenschaft. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 125–126. ISBN 9783825850654.
  2. ^ a b Notemba Tjipueja (1 December 2014): Official Announcement of Final Election Results of the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, Electoral Commission of Namibia
  3. ^ "Malema's EFF fever hits Namibia". The Namibian. June 25, 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Christian Democratic Voice to take part in elections". The Namibian. August 28, 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  5. ^ "LAND OWNERSHIP LOBBY GROUP FORMS POLITICAL PARTY". 13 September 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Local elections results". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 28 November 2015. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015.
  7. ^ Staff writer (11 September 2006). "Caprivi Political Party Declared Illegal". IRIN (via afrol News). Retrieved 25 March 2011.