Democracy in Namibia

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

2 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

6.31 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

=71

Polity IV 2016

Score:

6

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Democracy

 

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2014
Next Presidential Election 2019
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

Lower Chamber: 72 elected through proportional representation

Up to 6 appointed by the president

Upper Chamber: indirectly elected through regional councils

Last Legislative Election

2014

Next Legislative Election

2019

Number of Seats in Legislature Lower Chamber: 78

Upper Chamber: 26

Female quota, representation in lower house No

Results

Last presidential election (2014)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round not needed
Hage Geingob 87
McHenry Venaani 5
Hidipo Hamutenya 3
Asser Mbai 1.88
Henk Mudge 0.97
Ignatius Shixwameni 0.82
Usutuaije Maamberua 0.56
Ben Ulenga 0.39
Jan Mukwilongo 0.28

 

Last legislative election (2014)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
SWAPO 80.01 77
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance 4.8 5
Rally for Democracy and Progress 3.51 3
All People’s Party 2.29 2
United Democratic Front 2.12 2
National Unity Democratic Organisation 2.01 2
Workers Revolutionary Party 1.49 2
SWANU 0.71 1
United People’s Movement 0.71 1
Republican Party 0.68 1
Congress of Democrats 0.38 0
Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters 0.36 0
Monitor Action Group 0.34 0
Christian Democratic Voice 0.29 0
National Democratic Party 0.16 0
Democratic Party of Namibia 0.13 0

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