ElectionGudie

Nov. 15, 2004 Held

829,269
Voted
Namibia

Republic of Namibia

Election for Namibian National Assembly

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:829,269
Valid Votes:818,439
Invalid Votes:9,895

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

South West Africa People's Organization 55 620,609

75.83%

Congress of Democrats 5 59,464

7.27%

Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia 4 42,070

5.14%

National Unity Democratic Organisation 3 34,814

4.25%

United Democratic Front 3 30,355

3.71%

Republican Party 1 16,187

1.98%

Monitor Action Group 1 6,950

0.85%

Namibia Democratic Movement Of Change - - 4,380

0.54%

Swanu Party - - 3,610

0.44%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 72 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Sam Shafishuna NUJOMA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Theo-Ben GURIRAB
  • Assembly: Namibia has a bicameral Legislature consisting of the National Council with 26 seats and the National Assembly with 72 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Council 26 members are elected by indirect vote*. In the National Assembly 72 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
    • Leader: Sam Shafishuna NUJOMA
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 55
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 55
  • Party: Congress of Democrats (COD)
    • Leader: Ben ULENGA
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 5
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 7
  • Party: Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia (DTA of Namibia)
    • Leader: Katuutire KAURA
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 4
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 7
  • Party: United Democratic Front (UDF)
    • Leader: Justus GAROEB
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 2
  • Party: Monitor Action Group (MAG)
    • Leader: Kosie PRETORIUS
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 1
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 1
  • Party: National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: United Democratic Front (UDF)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Republican Party (RP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 1
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Namibia Democratic Movement Of Change (DMC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Swanu Party (SWANU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last election for the National Assembly was held on November 30 and December 1, 1999 while the National Council first had its elections on November 30-December 1, 1998.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 2,002,745 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 977,862 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,023,367 (2004)

·         Is Namibia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Namibia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 November 1992)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 21 (National Assembly); 7 (National Council) following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 126 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Namibia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 April 2007)

·         Has Namibia ratified CRPD: Yes (4 December 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 300,411 (est.)