Monitor Action Group

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The Monitor Action Group is a political party in Namibia. The party is based among conservative Afrikaners, with most of the top leadership having served in the government of apartheid South West Africa. In June 2009, the party contended that aspects of the affirmative action policy of Namibia violated the country's constitution.[1]

2004[edit]

At the parliamentary elections 15 and 16 November 2004, the party won 0.8% of popular votes and 1 out of 72 seats. The party was run by Kosie Pretorius, though Jurie Viljoen was the party's representative in the National Assembly.

2009[edit]

In the 2009 election, the party chose not to run a candidate for president, but competed for seats in the National Assembly of Namibia. However, the party received only 4,718 votes, just below the minimum for a seat in the National Assembly. Ahead of the election, the top four party leaders were Kosie Pretorius, Jurie Viljoen, Gernot Wilfrid Schaaf and Eric Peters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aspects of Affirmative Action unconstitutional: Monitor Action Group The Namibian via AllAfrica.com, 16 June 2009
  2. ^ Elections 2009 - MAG Leading Senior Members New Era via AllAfrica.com, 5 October 2009