National Assembly (Namibia)

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National Assembly
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Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Peter Katjavivi, SWAPO
since 2015
Structure
Seats104
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Political groups
     SWAPO Party of Namibia (77)

     Popular Democratic Movement (5)
     Rally for Democracy and Progress (3)
     All People's Party (2)
     National Unity Democratic Organization (2)
     United Democratic Front (2)
     Workers Revolutionary Party (2)
     Republican Party (1)
     South West Africa National Union (1)
     United People's Movement (1)

     Appointed members (8)
Elections
Closed list proportional representation and appointments by the President
Last election
28 November 2014
Meeting place
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Tintenpalast, Windhoek
Website
Parliament of Namibia
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The National Assembly is the lower chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament. Since 2014 it has a total of 104 members. 96 members are directly elected through a system of closed list proportional representation and serve five-year terms. Eight additional members are appointed by the President.[1]

Namibia's National Assembly emerged on Independence Day on 21 March 1990 from the Constituent Assembly of Namibia, following the elections of November 1989. That election, following guidelines established by the United Nations, included foreign observers in a effort to ensure a free and fair election process. 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.[1]

2014 elections[edit]

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
Identification badge of a Foreign Observer issued during the 1989 election - (Chesley V. Morton of the Georgia House of Representatives)

Previous National Assembly election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1989 1994 1999 2004 2009
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 41 53 55 55 54
Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) - - - - 8
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 21 15 7 4 2
United Democratic Front (UDF) 4 2 2 3 2
National Unity Democratic Organization (NUDO) - - - 3 2
Congress of Democrats (COD) - - 7 5 1
Republican Party (RP) - - - 1 1
South West Africa National Union (SWANU) - 0 0 0 1
All People’s Party (APP) - - - - 1
Monitor Action Group (MAG) - 1 1 1 0
Democratic Coalition of Namibia (DCN) - 1 0 - -
Federal Convention of Namibia (FCN) 1 0 0 - -
Action Christian National (ACN) 3 - - - -
Namibia Patriotic Front (NPF) 1 - - - -
Namibia National Front (NNF) 1 - - - -
Total 72 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.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "How to Register as a Voter". Electoral Commission of Namibia. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Namibia Rebel Group Wins Vote, But It Falls Short of Full Control". The New York Times. 15 November 1989. Retrieved 2014-06-20.

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