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Namibia

Republic of Namibia

2,182,852 6

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

1,241,194 79.11%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 16, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Assembly Lower House
President President Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Council Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Hifikepunye POHAMBA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister 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*. 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.**

* Two members are chosen from each of the 13 regional councils by members of those councils.

** 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
National Assembly 2004-11-15 831,883 984,587 84.49%
President 2004-11-15 835,980 984,587 84.91%
National Assembly 2009-11-27 811,143 984,587 82.38%
President 2009-11-27 824,596 - -
President 2014-11-28 890,738 1,241,194 71.76%
National Assembly 2014-11-28 893,643 1,241,194 72.0%

Voter Turnout