National Council (Namibia)

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National Council
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Margaret Mensah-Williams, SWAPO
since 08 December 2015
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Political groups
     SWAPO Party of Namibia (40)
     Popular Democratic Movement (1)
     National Unity Democratic Organization (1)
Indirect election by Regional Councils
Last election
27 November 2015
Meeting place
Parlament Windhuk.JPG
Tintenpalast, Windhoek
Parliament of Namibia
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The National Council is the upper chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament.

The 42 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are directly elected for a term of six 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 27 November 2015.

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

The council meets in the Namibian capital of Windhoek in the so-called Tintenpalast. The current chairperson is Margaret Mensah-Williams. Ten women occupy seats in the National Council.

Previous National Council election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1992 1998 2004 2010 2015
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 19 21 24 24 40
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 06 04 01 01 01
United Democratic Front (UDF) 01 01 01 01 -
National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) - - - - 01
Total 26 26 26 26 42

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