Parliament of Namibia

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Parliament is the law-making body of Namibia's legislature. It is made up of two chambers:[1][2]

  1. The National Assembly (Lower chamber) starts and approves laws. It is made up of 104 members, 96 of which are elected by parliamentary election. The other eight are appointed by the president.
  2. The National Council (Upper chamber) advises the National Assembly on any required changes to laws that result from law-making in the National Assembly. The National Council is made up of 42 representatives of the Regional Councils; every Regional Council in the fourteen regions of Namibia elects three representatives.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "GRN Structure. The Legislature". Government of Namibia. Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.