National Council (Namibia)

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National Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded23 February 1993[1]
Leadership
Chairperson
Lukas Sinimbo Muha, SWAPO
Since 15 December 2020[2]
Deputy Chairperson
Victoria Kauma, SWAPO
Since 9 December 2019
Structure
Seats42
Seating of National Council of Namibia 2020.svg
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
Elections
Indirect election by Regional Councils
Last election
25 November 2020
Meeting place
National Council Namibia.jpg
National Council Building, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
Website
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. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2022-02-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. http://www.parliament.gov.na/index.php/component/content/article?layout=edit&id=495
  3. "History". www.parliament.na. 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.
  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. University of Namibia. 7 (2): 6–9. ISSN 2026-7215.