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Namibia

Republic of Namibia

2,436,469 7

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

1,241,194 76.18%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 16, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Namibian National Assembly Lower House
Namibian National Council Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Hage GEINGOB
  • Head of Government: President Hage GEINGOB
  • Assembly: Namibia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Council with 26 seats and the National Assembly with 72 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Council 26 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms. Two members are chosen from each of the 13 regional councils by members of those councils. In the National Assembly, 72 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 6 members are appointed head of government. There are 13 multi-member constituencies corresponding to Namibia's regions. The President may appoint up to 6 additional, non-voting members.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Namibian National Assembly 2004-11-15 829,269 977,742 84.81%
President 2004-11-15 835,980 984,587 84.91%
Namibian National Council 2009-11-27 811,143 984,587 82.38%
President 2009-11-27 812,233 1,181,802 68.73%
Namibian National Assembly 2009-11-27 811,143 1,181,802 68.64%
Namibian National Assembly 2014-11-28 893,643 1,241,194 72.0%
President 2014-11-28 890,738 1,241,194 71.76%

Voter Turnout