National Council (Namibia)
|Founded||23 February 1993|
Victoria Kauma, SWAPO
since 9 December 2019
SWAPO (28)Opposition (14)
Length of term
|Indirect election by Regional Councils|
|25 November 2020|
|National Council Building, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia|
|Parliament of Namibia|
|This article is part of a series on the|
politics and government of
The National Council is the upper chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament. It reviews bills passed by the lower chamber and makes recommendations for legislation of regional concern to the lower chamber.
The 42 National Council members are indirectly elected by regional councils for a term of five years. Each of the 14 regional councils chooses three of its members to serve on the National Council. The last regional council elections were held on 25 November 2020.
- South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) - 28 seats
- Landless People's Movement (LPM) - 6 seats
- Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) - 2 seats
- United Democratic Front (UDF) - 2 seats
- Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) - 2 seats
- National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) - 1 seat
- Independent candidates - 1 seat
|Political Party||Election Year|
|South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO)||19||21||24||24||40||28|
|Popular Democratic Movement (PDM)||06||04||01||01||01||02|
|United Democratic Front (UDF)||01||01||01||01||-||02|
|National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)||-||-||-||-||01||01|
|Landless People's Movement (LPM)||-||-||-||-||-||06|
|Independent Patriots for Change (IPC)||-||-||-||-||-||02|
- National Assembly of Namibia - the lower chamber of Parliament
- History of Namibia
- Legislative Branch
- List of Chairpersons of the National Council of Namibia
- List of national legislatures
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