List of political parties in Namibia

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Namibia is a one party dominant state with the South-West Africa People's Organisation in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power. In Namibian politics, ethnicity plays a significant role in party affiliation and voting behaviour. Some parties are dominated by single ethnic groups; for example, the Seoposengwe and Ipelegeng parties were dominated by Tswana.

The parties

Parties with seats in the National Assembly of Namibia after the 2009 elections

Unrepresented parties in parliament

Defunct parties
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Banned parties

For more parties, see Political parties in Namibia and National Assembly of Namibia#Previous National Assembly election results.

See also


  1. 27 - 28 Nov 2009 Presidential Elections.pdf Electoral Commission of Namibia
  2. "Christian Democratic Voice to take part in elections". The Namibian. August 28, 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  3. "Malema's EFF fever hits Namibia". The Namibian. June 25, 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
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