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|Judge President Petrus Damaseb's judgement in the opposition vs. ECN case||
You can read Judge President Damaseb's judgement here
|Judge Collins Parker's judgement in the opposition vs. ECN case||
You can read Judge Parker's judgement here.
|Code of Conduct for Namibian Political Parties||
This code of conduct is overseen by the Electoral Commission of Namibia and has been signed all 13 registered parties
|political code of conduct.pdf||11/09/2009|
|Parties registered for the 2009 elections||
These 13 parties are registered for the 2009 elections
|Political parties registered with ECN.pdf||11/09/2009|
|Electoral Amendment Act 2009 as gazetted||
This contains the changes to the Electoral Act that were rushed through parliament in July
|Electoral Amendment Act.pdf||19/08/2009|
|Electoral Amendment Bill||
The Electoral Amendment Bill as tabled in the National Assembly on July 9 2009.
|B8-2009 Electoral Amendment.pdf||20/07/2009|
|Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops Conference||
A PASTORAL LETTER OF THE
ADDRESSEE: The Catholic Faithful, People of Good Will
We, the Namibian Catholic Bishops' Conference, would like to issue this Pastoral Letter on the forth-coming National Elections in Namibia. This letter is addressed to all Catholic faithful, the People of good will and fellow citizens.
Aim of the election
As the aim of any democratic election is to either legitimize or transfer power, once more, we call upon the citizens of Namibia to take part in the national election in order to exercise your democratic right and choose the leaders who would represent and serve the people's interests to the best of their abilities.
Adhere to the Supreme Law
We would like to remind the citizens of our country to adhere to its Supreme Law which states: "All persons have the right to freedom of association which includes freedom to form and to join associations or union and political parties." It further states that "the right to move freely throughout Namibia, to reside and settle in any part of Namibia" (Art. 21 sec. (e) and (g-h). It is therefore an uncalled for behaviour for any political party or region to declare "no-go areas" for the emerging or existing parties. All political parties should adhere to the Election Code of Conduct and educate their supporters to do likewise. We encourage the freedom of disseminating information to all citizens with regard to voting registration. This information should be correct, impartial, truthful and complete, to enable the citizens to make their own decisions, according to each individual’s informed conscience.
The moral authority of the church is to issue this moral guidance on the ground that “the church and the political community, in their own fields are autonomous and independent from each other. Yet both, under different titles, are devoted to the personal and social vocation of the same people. The more that both foster sounder co-operation for the circumstances of time and place, the more effective will their service be exercised for the good of all...by preaching the truths of the gospel and by bringing -to bear on all fields of human endeavour - the light of her doctrine and of a Christian witness, (the Church) respects and fosters the political freedom and responsibility of citizens (Gaudium et Spes, 72.2)
Disposition of Acceptance
Furthermore, we call upon all political parties and supporters to accept the results or outcome of the elections, should this be declared free and fair by the competent authority. We should join our hands of friendship; close this specific chapter of our history, and forge ahead as one nation to positively develop our country together, irrespective of political affiliations.
Contribution of the Catholic Church
We, as the Catholic Church are prepared to make our facilities available, on request, for polling stations during the up-coming elections. We are ready to serve as election observers, should the training be made available to the citizens. We strongly enjoin our priests, deacons, and religious to promote the spirit of unity, reconciliation, tolerance and peace in their sermons/homilies and conferences. Although we belong to different political parties, in Church, we are ONE. (Jn. 17)
Given at the Bishops’ Board Meeting at the Namibian Catholic Bishops’ Conference Centre, Klein - Windhoek, on 9 July 2009.
+Most Rev. Archbishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, OMI
|Church Leaders Declaration on Elections in Namibia||
A declaration agreed in January 2009 on the holding of free and fair elections
|declaration of church leaders.pdf||11/05/2009|
|Civil Society Consultative Workshop on Legal Framework for Free and Fair Elections in Namibia||
Workshop report March 5 2009
|NANGOF NTEC Workshop Report - 05 March 2009.pdf||27/04/2009|
|The Electoral Act of 1992||
As amended up to 2007
|Electoral Act 24 of 1992.doc||23/04/2009|