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Nov. 27, 2009 Held

Namibia

Republic of Namibia

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:812,233
Valid Votes:799,870
Invalid Votes:12,363

Candidates:

Hifikepunye Lucas POHAMBA611,241

75.25

Hidipo HAMUTENYA88,640

10.91

Katuutire KAURA24,186

2.98

Kuaima RIRUAKO23,735

2.92

Justus GAROEB19,258

2.37

Ignatius Nkotongo SHIXWAMENI9,981

1.23

Henk MUDGE9,425

1.16

Benjamin ULENGA5,812

0.7266180754372585

Usutuaije MAAMBERUA2,968

0.37106029729831097

David ISSACS1,859

0.2324127670746496

Frans GOAGOSEB1,760

0.22003575581031917

Attie BEUKES1,005

0.1256454173803243

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Namibia

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Hifikepunye Lucas POHAMBA
    • Party: South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
  • Hidipo HAMUTENYA
    • Party: Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)
  • Katuutire KAURA
    • Party: Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) / Demokratische Turnhallenallianz
  • Kuaima RIRUAKO
    • Party: National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)
  • Justus GAROEB
    • Party: United Democratic Front
  • Ignatius Nkotongo SHIXWAMENI
    • Party: All People's Party (APP)
  • Henk MUDGE
    • Party: Republican Party / Republikanische Partei
  • Benjamin ULENGA
    • Party: Congress of Democrats
  • Usutuaije MAAMBERUA
    • Party: South West Africa National Union / SWANU
  • David ISSACS
    • Party: Democratic Party of Namibia
  • Frans GOAGOSEB
  • Attie BEUKES
    • Party: Communist Party of Namibia

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.)