National Assembly of Namibia
The National Assembly of Namibia is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament
Parliament of Namibia
Parliament is the law-making body of Namibia legislature. It consists of two chambers:#The National Assembly initiates and approves laws...

. It has a total of 78 members. 72 members are directly elected through a system of party-list proportional representation
Party-list proportional representation
Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems emphasizing proportional representation in elections in which multiple candidates are elected...

 and serve five-year terms. Six additional members are appointed by the President.

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
Prime Minister of Namibia
-Prime Ministers of Namibia :-See also:*Namibia**Politics of Namibia**List of colonial heads of Namibia **List of Presidents of Namibia...

 (2002-2005) and SWAPO member Theo-Ben Gurirab
Theo-Ben Gurirab
Theo-Ben Gurirab is a Namibian politician who has been the Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia since 2005; previously he was Prime Minister of Namibia from August 27, 2002 to March 19, 2005.-Political career:...

 is the National Assembly speaker
Speaker (politics)
The term speaker is a title often given to the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body. The speaker's official role is to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like. The speaker decides who may speak and has the...


Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy operates since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the...

1989 1994 1999 2004
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 41 53 55 55
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia
The Democratic Turnhalle Alliance is an amalgamation of political parties in Namibia, registered as one singular party for representation purposes. In coalition with the United Democratic Front, it formed the official opposition in Parliament until the parliamentary elections in 2009...

21 15 07 04
United Democratic Front
United Democratic Front (Namibia)
The United Democratic Front is a political party in Namibia. Justus Garoëb is the party's leader.-1989:The UDF received 37,874 votes in the 1989 election, which elected members to the Constituent Assembly of Namibia. The Constituent Assembly elected the first President and wrote Namibia's...

04 02 02 03
Action Christian National
Action Christian National
Action Christian National is a White nationalist political party in Namibia. It used to be aligned with the National Party of South Africa. The party's chairman is Jan de Wet....

03 - - -
Namibia Patriotic Front (NPF) 01 - - -
Federal Convention of Namibia
Federal Convention of Namibia
The Federal Convention of Namibia was a political party based in Rehoboth, Namibia. It was founded in 1988 by Hans Diergaardt and led by him until his death in 1998. After that, Kephes Conradie took over the leadership of the party. It claimed to represent Namibia's coloured population...

01 - - -
Namibia National Front
Namibia National Front
The Namibia National Front was an alliance of moderate parties in Namibia. It was formed in 1977 as a merger of the Namibia National Convention and the Namibia National Council....

01 - - -
Democratic Coalition of Namibia
Democratic Coalition of Namibia
-History:It was founded in 1994 by Moses Katjiuongua, who was elected to the Namibian as the party's sole representative from 1994–1999. The party did not contest the 2004 Nambian general election and was deregistered in 2009....

- 01 - -
Monitor Action Group
Monitor Action Group
The Monitor Action Group is a political party in Namibia. The party is based among conservative White Namibians, with most of the top leadership having served in the government of apartheid South West Africa...

- 01 01 01
Congress of Democrats
Congress of Democrats
The Congress of Democrats is a political party in Namibia, led by Ben Ulenga. It is an opposition party represented in the National Assembly.The party is an observer of the Socialist International.- 2004 elections :...

- - 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.

See also

  • National Council of Namibia
    National Council of Namibia
    The National Council of Namibia is the upper chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament.The 26 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are directly elected for a term of six-years. Each of the 13 regional councils chooses two of its members to serve on the National Council...

     - the upper chamber of Parliament
  • History of Namibia
    History of Namibia
    The history of Namibia has passed through several distinct stages from being colonised in the late nineteenth century to Namibia's independence on 21 March 1990....

  • List of National Assemblies of Namibia
  • List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Namibia
  • Legislative Branch
  • List of national legislatures
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