National Council (Namibia)

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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.[1]

The 42 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are indirectly elected for a term of five years.[2] Each of the 14 regional councils chooses three of its members to serve on the National Council.[3]

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  1. "History". www.parliament.na. Archived from the original on 2020-07-22. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. "Namibia". New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform (beta). July 5, 2018.
  3. 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. University of Namibia. 7 (2): 6–9. ISSN 2026-7215.