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2015 Namibian local and regional elections

Namibia held elections for their local and regional councils on 27 November 2015.[1]

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ResultsEdit

Regional and local elections taken together elected 199 woman out of the 499 available seats.[2]

Regional electionsEdit

There are 121 constituency councillors to be elected. In twenty-eight of them SWAPO was announced as winner in October because no opposition party nominated a candidate.[1][3]

Party Seats Change
South West Africa People's Organization 112
National Unity Democratic Organisation 4
Popular Democratic Movement 2
United Democratic Front 1
United People's Movement 1
Independent politicians 1
Total 121

Local electionEdit

Local elections determine the population of the village, town, and city councils and have a direct influence on who will become mayor, as this position is elected among all councillors. Contrary to the regional elections, local elections in Namibia are determined by party, not by individual. There are 57 local authorities to be elected. In five of them (Okahao, Omuthiyagwiipundi, Oniipa, Outapi and Tsandi) SWAPO was announced as winner in October because no opposition party nominated a candidate.[1][4]

Party Seats Change
South West Africa People's Organization 277
Popular Democratic Movement 41
United Democratic Front 21
Rally for Democracy and Progress 16
National Unity Democratic Organisation 11
All People's Party 4
United People's Movement 3
Civic Association of Henties Bay 1
KRA 1
Swakopmund Residents Association 1
Congress of Democrats 1
Rundu Concerned Citizens Association 1
Total 378

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Kangootui, Nomhle (23 October 2015). "Swapo gets ǃNamiǂNûs uncontested". The Namibian. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Female Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa" (PDF). University of Stellenbosch. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Local elections results". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 28 November 2015. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015.