Democratic Turnhalle Alliance
Published 14th November, 2014
The Democratic Turnhalle Alliance or DTA is one of the oldest parties in Namibia and was founded in 1977. The name comes from the Turnhalle building (old Turners hall) in Windhoek where the Turnhalle Constitutional Conference was held between 1975 and 1977. The party describes itself as Centre-right and believes in Conservatism.
The zenith of the party was in the first independent election in 1989 when it took 21 of the 72 seats in the Constituent Assembly. In 1994 it dropped to 15 seats, then seven seats in 1999, followed by four seats in 2004 and just two seats in 2009.
The Democratic Turnhalle Alliance is a member of the International Democrat Union (IDU).