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ⓘ Workers Revolutionary Party (Namibia)




                                     

ⓘ Workers Revolutionary Party (Namibia)

The Workers Revolutionary Party is a communist party in Namibia led by Attie Beukes and Harry Boesak.

The party was founded by Attie Beukes in May 1989 as the Workers Revolutionary Party. It joined the United Democratic Front UDF alliance for participation in the 1989 elections. The UDF won four seats in this election for the Constituent Assembly of Namibia, none of which went to the WRP.

                                     

1. Election results

2004

In the 2004 election, the WRP joined with SWANU in an alliance of socialist parties. The SWANU-WRP alliance received 3.428 votes, which were not enough for a seat in the National Assembly.

2014

The WRP contested the 2014 general election again under its original name, Workers Revolutionary Party. It achieved 1.49% of the vote and gained two seats in the National Assembly.

2019

In the 2019 elections the WRP gathered 3.212 votes for the national assembly 0.39% and lost its representation in parliament. It did not submit a candidate for the presidential election.

                                     

1.1. Election results 2009

Under its new name, Communist Party of Namibia, it contested the 2009 general election for seats in the National Assembly and the Presidency.

The party registered for the 2009 election as the fourteenth and final party. Beukes, the partys candidate for president, received 1.005 votes, which was the lowest total of all candidates. The CPN received 810 votes, which was the lowest of all contesting parties and did not qualify them for a seat in the National Assembly. Beukes received his highest vote total in the Mariental Rural constituency in the Hardap Region and the CPN received its highest vote total in the Gibeon, Hardap Region constituency.

                                     

1.2. Election results 2014

The WRP contested the 2014 general election again under its original name, Workers Revolutionary Party. It achieved 1.49% of the vote and gained two seats in the National Assembly.

                                     

1.3. Election results 2019

In the 2019 elections the WRP gathered 3.212 votes for the national assembly 0.39% and lost its representation in parliament. It did not submit a candidate for the presidential election.

                                     
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