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House of Assembly of Swaziland

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Swaziland

The House of Assembly of Swaziland is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament.

Contents

  • Constitution 1
  • Elections 2
    • 2013 election 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Constitution

There are a total of 55 single-member constituencies corresponding to the tinkhundlas (tribal communities). 14 tinkhundlas are located in Hhohho District, 11 in Lubombo District, 16 in Manzini District, and 14 in Shiselweni District. House of Assembly candidates are first nominated at the tinkhundla level.

The candidates then go through a primary election. The top three finishers in the primary elections then proceed to a secondary election, where the candidate who receives the most votes is declared elected.

The King appoints 10 members to the House. All candidates run on a non-partisan basis as political parties are banned in the country, and serve five-year terms.

In addition, the Attorney-General is an ex officio member and 4 women elected from each of the administrative regions.

Elections

The previous election was held on 19 September 2008. It was observed by an Expert Team established by the Commonwealth Secretary-General at the request of the Elections and Boundaries Commission of Swaziland.[1]

The current Speaker of the House of Assembly is HRH Prince Guduza Dlamini.

2013 election

The most recent election was held on 20 September 2013.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Swaziland National Elections, 19 September 2008" (PDF). London: Commonwealth Secretariat. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
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