The 42 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are directly elected for a term of six years. Each of the 14 regional councils chooses three of its members to serve on the National Council. The last regional council elections were held on 27 November 2015.
Political party distribution in the current[update] National Council is as follows:
|Political Party||Election Year|
|South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO)||19||21||24||24||40|
|Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA)||06||04||01||01||01|
|United Democratic Front (UDF)||01||01||01||01||-|
|National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)||-||-||-||-||01|