Swaziland

Joined CPA in 1980 | Website: www.gov.sz

Contacts

Joint Branch President
Houses of Parliament
P.O. Box 37
Lobamba
Swaziland
Joint Branch President
Houses of Parliament
P.O. Box 37
Lobamba
Swaziland
Joint Branch Vice President
Houses of Parliament
P.O. Box 37
Lobamba
Swaziland

Members

  • Swaziland

    Current constitution: 2005. A draft constitution which would provide equality for women but would still not allow the formation of political parties was approved by the parliament in June 2005. It...

    Swaziland

    Seat of Parliament:
    Lobamba
    Swaziland
    26° 28' 0.012" S, 31° 11' 60" E
    Population: 1,370,424 Constitution: Executive Monarchy Date of Independence: 01 Jan 1968 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1965 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Current constitution: 2005. A draft constitution which would provide equality for women but would still not allow the formation of political parties was approved by the parliament in June 2005. It was signed by the king on 26 July, but only after it was significantly amended. Legislature: The legislature, the Parliament (Libandla), is bicameral. The lower chamber, the House of Assembly, has 65 members (55 directly elected, ten appointed by the king), with a provision for a maximum of 4 women members to be elected regionally if the total percentage of women is otherwise less than 30 per cent. All members are elected for a five-year term. The upper chamber, the Senate, has 30 members (ten elected by the House of Assembly, 20 appointed by the king), also serving for a five-year term. Political makeup of government: There are no political parties. The king named Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini as prime minister on 16 October after the 2008 elections. His new cabinet was appointed on 24 October, replacing the one headed since November 2003 by Absalom Theruba Dlamini. Source: www.peopleinpower.com