Vice-President of Namibia

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Vice-President of the
Republic of Namibia
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Incumbent
Nangolo Mbumba

since 8 February 2018
AppointerPresident of Namibia
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderNickey Iyambo
Formation21 March 2015
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The Vice-President of Namibia is the acting President of Namibia when the President is outside the country's borders, unable to fulfill the duties of the office, or when the Presidency is vacant. The Vice-President is also a member of the National Assembly and the Cabinet. The Vice-President is constitutionally required to 'assist the President in the execution of the functions of government,' and may be assigned any government portfolio by presidential proclamation.

The position of Vice-President was established in 2014 along with several other constitutional amendments. The position is controversial due to its unclear portfolio.[1] Nickey Iyambo served as the first Vice-President of Namibia from 2015 to 2018. The current Vice-President, appointed by President Hage Geingob is Nangolo Mbumba.

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Political parties

Vice-Presidents of Namibia (2015–present)[edit]

Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political Party
1 No image.png Nickey Iyambo
(1936–2019)
21 March 2015 8 February 2018 SWAPO
2 Nangolo Mbumba (cropped).jpg Nangolo Mbumba
(1941–)
8 February 2018 Incumbent SWAPO

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Angula, Sonja (21 July 2016). "VP post 'unnecessary' - analysts". Windhoek Observer.

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