National Council (Namibia)

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National Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Margaret Mensah-Williams, SWAPO
Since 08 December 2015
Structure
Seats 42
Seating of National Council of Namibia
Political groups
  National Unity Democratic Organization: 1 seat
  SWAPO Party of Namibia: 40 seats
  Democratic Turnhalle Alliance: 1 seat
Elections
Indirect election by Regional Councils
Last election
27 November 2015
Meeting place
Parlament Windhuk.JPG
Parliament Buildings, Windhoek
Website
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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