National Council of Namibia

National Council of Namibia

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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.[1] The last regional council elections were held on 26 and 27 November 2010.[2]

Political party distribution in the current National Council is as follows:

  • South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) - 24 Seats
  • Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) - 1 Seat
  • United Democratic Front (UDF) - 1 Seat

The council meets in Namibian capital of Windhoek in the so called Tintenpalast, the current chairperson is Asser Kuveri Kapere. Seven women occupy seats in the National Council.

Previous National Council election results

Political Party Election Year
1992 1998 2004
South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) 19 21 24
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 06 04 01
United Democratic Front (UDF) 01 01 01
Total 26 26 26

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