Parliament of Namibia
Parliament is the law-making body of Namibia
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia , is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March...

A legislature is a kind of deliberative assembly with the power to pass, amend, and repeal laws. The law created by a legislature is called legislation or statutory law. In addition to enacting laws, legislatures usually have exclusive authority to raise or lower taxes and adopt the budget and...

. It consists of two chambers:
  1. The National Assembly
    National Assembly of Namibia
    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.The...

    (Lower chamber) initiates and approves laws. It consists of 78 members, 72 of which are elected by parliamentary election
    Elections in Namibia
    Elections in Namibia gives information on election and election results in Namibia.Namibia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people. Parliament has two chambers...

    , and 6 are appointed by president.
  2. The National Council
    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...

    (Upper chamber) advises the National Assembly on any required changes to subordinate laws that result from law-making in the National Assembly. It can also be tasked by the National Assembly to perform other tasks. National Council consists of 26 representatives of the Regional Councils; every Regional Council in the 13 regions of Namibia elects two representatives.
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