South West Africa National Union

Published 14th November, 2014

The South West Africa National Union or SWANU is the oldest political party in Namibia, having been formed in 1959, taking much of its support from the Herero people. The party describes itself as Centre-left and believes in Democratic Socialism.

Although a long standing party, SWANU only managed to win its first seat in the 72 seat National Assembly in 2009.

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