National Assembly (Namibia)

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National Assembly
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Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Peter Katjavivi, SWAPO
Since 2015
Structure
Seats 104
Political groups
  Workers Revolutionary Party: 2 seats
  South West Africa National Union: 1 seat
  United Democratic Front: 2 seats
  National Unity Democratic Organization: 2 seats
  All People's Party: 2 seats
  SWAPO Party of Namibia: 77 seats
  Rally for Democracy and Progress: 3 seats
  Republican Party: 1 seat
  Democratic Turnhalle Alliance: 5 seats
  United People's Movement: 1 seat
  Appointed members: 8 seats
Elections

Proportional representation and appointments by the President

Seating chart of the National Assembly of Namibia.
Last election
28 November 2014
Meeting place
Parliament Building, Windhoek
Website
Parliament of Namibia
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The National Assembly is the lower chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament. It has a total of 104 members. 96 members are directly elected through a system of party-list proportional representation and serve five-year terms. Eight additional members are appointed by the President.[1]

The current National Assembly was formed following elections on 28 November 2014. Since 2015, SWAPO member Peter Katjavivi has been the Speaker of the National Assembly.

2014 elections

e • d Summary of the 28 November 2014 National Assembly of Namibia election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
SWAPO 715,026 80.01 77 Increase23
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance 42,933 4.80 5 Increase3
Rally for Democracy and Progress 31,372 3.51 3 Decrease5
All People's Party 20,431 2.29 2 Increase1
United Democratic Front 18,945 2.12 2 0
National Unity Democratic Organisation 17,942 2.01 2 0
Workers Revolutionary Party 13,328 1.49 2 Increase2
SWANU 6,354 0.71 1 0
Republican Party 6,099 0.68 1 0
United People's Movement 6,353 0.71 1 New
Congress of Democrats 3,404 0.38 0 Decrease1
Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters 3,259 0.36 0 New
Monitor Action Group 3,073 0.34 0 0
Christian Democratic Voice 2,606 0.29 0 New
National Democratic Party 1,389 0.16 0 0
Democratic Party of Namibia 1,131 0.13 0 0
Total 893,643 100 96 Increase24
Registered voters/turnout 1,241,194 72.00
Source: Notemba Tjipueja (1 December 2014): Official Announcement of Final Election Results of the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, Electoral Commission of Namibia

2009 elections

e • d Summary of the 27 and 28 November 2009 National Assembly of Namibia election results[2]
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
South West Africa People's Organization 602,580 74.29 54 Decrease1
Rally for Democracy and Progress 90,556 11.16 8 Increase8
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance 25,393 3.13 2 Decrease2
National Unity Democratic Organization 24,422 3.01 2 Decrease1
United Democratic Front 19,489 2.40 2 Decrease1
All People’s Party 10,795 1.33 1 Increase1
Republican Party 6,541 0.81 1
Congress of Democrats 5,375 0.66 1 Decrease4
South West Africa National Union 4,989 0.62 1 Increase1
Monitor Action Group 4,718 0.58 0 Decrease1
Democratic Party of Namibia 1,942 0.24 0
Namibian Democratic Movement for Change 1,770 0.22 0
National Democratic Party 1,187 0.15 0
Communist Party of Namibia 810 0.10 0
Valid votes 800,567 98.70
Invalid votes 10,576 1.30
Total (turnout %) 811,143 100.0 72

Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party Election Year
1989 1994 1999 2004
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 41 53 55 55
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 21 15 7 4
United Democratic Front (UDF) 4 2 2 3
Action Christian National (ACN) 3 - - -
Namibia Patriotic Front (NPF) 1 - - -
Federal Convention of Namibia (FCN) 1 - - -
Namibia National Front (NNF) 1 - - -
Democratic Coalition of Namibia (DCN) - 1 - -
Monitor Action Group (MAG) - 1 1 1
Congress of Democrats (COD) - - 7 5
Others (NUDO, RP) - - - 4
Total 72 72 72 72

Despite being a one party dominant state since its independence in 1990, Namibian elections have been transparent, free, and largely fair.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "GRN Structure. The Legislature". Government of Namibia. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 27 - 28 Nov 2009 Presidential Elections.pdf Electoral Commission of Namibia

External links

  • Official website
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