National Assembly of Namibia

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The National Assembly of Namibia is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament. It has a total of 78 members. 72 members are directly elected through a system of party-list proportional representation and serve five-year terms. Six additional members are appointed by the President.[1]

The current National Assembly was formed following elections on 27 and 28 November 2009. Twenty-one women (18 elected and 3 appointed) occupy seats in the National Assembly. Former Prime Minister (2002-2005) and SWAPO member Theo-Ben Gurirab is the current National Assembly speaker.

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

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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 07 04
United Democratic Front (UDF) 04 02 02 03
Action Christian National (ACN) 03 - - -
Namibia Patriotic Front (NPF) 01 - - -
Federal Convention of Namibia (FCN) 01 - - -
Namibia National Front (NNF) 01 - - -
Democratic Coalition of Namibia (DCN) - 01 - -
Monitor Action Group (MAG) - 01 01 01
Congress of Democrats (COD) - - 07 05
Others (NUDO, RP) - - - 04
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]

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References

  1. ^ "GRN Strucure. The Legislature". Government of Namibia. http://www.grnnet.gov.na/grnabout.html. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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