Namibia gained independence and its first constitution in
1990, changed 1998. According to this, Namibia is a
democratic and unified state republic. The regime is
presidential, with the president not only the head of state
but also the leader of the executive and military commander.
The president is elected in the general election for five
years. The Legislature has been appointed a national
assembly of 72 members, elected in the general election for
five years. The Assembly also has six non-voting members,
nominated by the President. Namibia has a modified
two-chamber system, insofar as a National Council (in force
from 1993), made up of two representatives from each of the
country's 13 regions and elected for six years, is to decide
on all legislative proposals and can also take the
initiative on their own of regional interest.
Namibia is divided into 13 regions, each led by a
governor and elected regional councils. Also see AbbreviationFinder for abbreviation of NA and its meanings of Namibia.
The judiciary encompasses the Supreme Court, the Superior
Court and locally a number of magistrate and judiciary. The
judiciary works relatively professionally. The Constitution
also states that an Ombudsman should be appointed.