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Swaziland

Kingdom of Swaziland

1,403,362 2

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

415,012 60.39%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Senate Upper House
House of Assembly Lower House
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
King King Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MSWATI III
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Absolom Themba DLAMINI
  • Assembly: Swaziland has a bicameral Parliament (Libandla) consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the House of Assembly with 65 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary head of state.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Senate, 20 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are elected by the Legislative Assembly to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly, 10 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 4-year terms and 55 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
House of Assembly 1998-10-24 119,845 198,445 60.39%
House of Assembly 2013-09-20 - 415,012 -

Voter Turnout