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Namibia's Political System

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.

Government and Politics of Namibia

Administrative division

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.

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