Nov. 15, 2004 Held


Republic of Namibia

Election for Namibian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:835,980
Valid Votes:821,270
Invalid Votes:14,710

Vote Share by Candidate:

Hifikeypunye POHAMBA626,653


Ben ULENGA60,253


Katuutire KAURA42,689


Kuaima RIRUAKO34,687


Justus GAROEB31,518


Henk MUDGE16,033


Kosie PRETORIUS9,437

Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Namibia

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 to serve 6-year terms*. 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Hifikeypunye POHAMBA
    • Party: South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
  • Ben ULENGA
    • Party: Congress of Democrats (COD)
  • Katuutire KAURA
    • Party: Democratic Turnahlle Alliance of Namibia (DTA of Namibia)
  • Kuaima RIRUAKO
    • Party: National Unity Democratic Organization
  • Justus GAROEB
    • Party: United Democratic Front
  • Henry MUDGE
    • Party: Republican Party
  • Jacobus PRETORIUS
    • Party: Monitor Action Group

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.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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