ElectionGudie

Nov. 27, 2009 Held

811,143
Voted
Namibia

Republic of Namibia

Election for Namibian National Assembly

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:811,143
Valid Votes:800,567
Invalid Votes:10,576

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

South West Africa People's Organization 54 - 602,580

75.27%

Rally for Democracy and Progress 8 - 90,556

11.31%

Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia 2 - 25,393

3.17%

National Unity Democratic Organisation 2 - 24,422

3.05%

United Democratic Front 2 - 19,489

2.43%

All People's Party 1 - 10,795

1.35%

Republican Party 1 - - 6,541

0.01%

Congress of Democrats 1 - 5,375

0.01%

South West Africa National Union 1 - 4,989

0.01%

Monitor Action Group - - 4,718

0.01%

Democratic Party of Namibia - - 1,942

Namibia Democratic Movement Of Change - - 1,770

National Democratic Party - - 1,187

Communist Party of Namibia - - 810

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 72 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
    • Leader: Sam Shafishuna NUJOMA
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 55
  • Party: Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)
    • Leader: Hifikepunye POHAMBA
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia (DTA of Namibia)
    • Leader: Katuutire KAURA
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 7
  • Party: National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: United Democratic Front (UDF)
    • Leader: Justus GAROEB
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 2
  • Party: All People's Party (APP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Republican Party (RP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Congress of Democrats (COD)
    • Leader: Ben ULENGA
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 7
  • Party: South West Africa National Union (SWANU)
    • Leader: Usutuaije MAAMBERUA
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Monitor Action Group (MAG)
    • Leader: Kosie PRETORIUS
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 1
  • Party: Democratic Party of Namibia
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Namibia Democratic Movement Of Change (DMC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: National Democratic Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Communist Party of Namibia
    • Leader: Attie BEUKES
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 2,152,357 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: not available

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,107,505 (2009)

·         Is Namibia a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (National Assembly) following the 2009; 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: 322,853 (est.)