ABOUT

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The Communist Party of Namibia (formerly known as the Workers Revolutionary party -WRP-) is a communist party in Namibia led by Attie Beukes and Harry Boesak.

The Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP) was founded in May 1989 under the leadership of, inter alia, Werner Henry Mamugwe (RIP), Attie Beukes (grandson of Samuel Jacobus Beukes who fought the Germans in 1915 and the South Africans in 1925), Hewat Beukes (son of Hermanus Christoffel Beukes) and Erica Beukes, Hewat’s wife.

 It joined the United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance for participating in the 1989 elections. The UDF won four seats in this election for the Constituent Assembly of Namibia. In the 2004 election, the WRP joined with SWANU in an alliance of socialist parties. The SWANU-WRP alliance received 3,428 votes, which were not enough for a seat in the National Assembly.

2009 results:

Under its new name Communist Party of Namibia it contested the 2009 general election for seats in the National Assembly and the Presidency.The party registered for the 2009 election as the fourteenth and final party. Beukes, the party’s candidate for President, received 1,005 votes, which was the lowest total of all candidates. The CPN received 810 votes, which was the lowest of all contesting parties and did not qualify them for a seat in the National Assembly. Beukes received his highest vote total in the Mariental Rural constituency in the Hardap Region and the CPN received its highest vote total in the Gibeon, Hardap Region constituency.