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Swaziland

Kingdom of Swaziland

1,451,428 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

60.39%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Swazi Senate Upper House
Swazi House of Assembly Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MSWATI III
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso DLAMINI
  • Assembly: Swaziland has a bicameral Parliament (Libandla) consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the House of Assembly with 66 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary head of state.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Senate, 20 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are elected by the Legislative Assembly to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly, 10 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 4-year terms, 1 member is elected by the house as Speaker of the House, and 55 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.**

** Elections to the House of Assembly are contested over 2 rounds. In the first round, all candidates nominated in the district contest the election; however, due to the election law of Swaziland, candidates are prohibited from campaigning for this election

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Swazi House of Assembly 1998-10-24 119,845 198,445 60.39%
Swazi House of Assembly 2013-09-20 - 415,012 -
Swazi House of Assembly 2018-09-30 - - -

Voter Turnout