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Namibia

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National Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Not available
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Tousy Namiseb (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 May 2019 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
10
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
23.81% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Phillipus Katamelo (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
70
Oldest member
Bernardinus Shekutaamba (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
20
Total per sex
Total of male
21 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
5 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
1
41-45
5
46-50
3 See historical data for this field.
51-60
14 See historical data for this field.
61-70
3 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 1 5 3 14 3 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 6 Total >= 46: 20
Male 0 0 1 4 2 11 3 0 0 0 21
Female 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger3.85%3.85%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger23.08%19.23%3.85%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
However, for the first time, one of the political parties (SWAPO Party) recently amended its constitution to have the 50/50 in all its structure, as of the elections later in 2014.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
32
Number of women elected
10
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
23.81%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
10

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
31
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
10
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Margaret Mensah-Williams (Female)
Date of election
08.12.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1990
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1989
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Right to vote granted by the 1989 constitution
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1989
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Right to vote granted by the 1989 constitution
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1989
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
National Council Standing Committee on Women Caucus
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No