National Council (Namibia)

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National Council
Coat of arms or logo
Founded23 February 1993[1]
Lukas Sinimbo Muha, SWAPO
since 15 December 2020[2]
Deputy Chairperson
Victoria Kauma, SWAPO
since 9 December 2019
Political groups
Government (28)
  SWAPO (28)
Opposition (14)
  LPM (6)
  PDM (2)
  IPC (2)
  UDF (2)
  Independent (1)
  NUDO (1)
Length of term
5 years
Indirect election by Regional Councils
Last election
25 November 2020
Meeting place
National Council Building, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
Parliament of Namibia

The National Council is the upper chamber of Namibia's bicameral Parliament. It reviews bills passed by the lower chamber and makes recommendations for legislation of regional concern to the lower chamber.[3]

The 42 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are indirectly elected for a term of five years.[4] Each of the 14 regional councils chooses three of its members to serve on the National Council.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Council". Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
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  3. "History". Archived from the original on 2020-07-22. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  4. "Namibia". New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform (beta). July 5, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  5. Quadri, Maryam Omolara; Thomas, Erika K (2018). "Women and political participation in Namibia and Nigeria: a comparative analysis of women in elective positions" (PDF). Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. 7 (2). University of Namibia: 6–9. ISSN 2026-7215.