- 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. The last regional council elections were held on 26 and 27 November 2010.
Political party distribution in the current[update] 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
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
- National Assembly of Namibia - the lower chamber of Parliament
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