General Swaziland Information: Political
By Richard M. Patricks, SNTC. July 2000.
Swaziland is one of three national monarchies remaining in Africa (others: Lesotho, Morocco). (King Zwelithini Zulu, for example, is King of the Zulu People, not King of Zululand)
In 1973 Sobhuza repealed constitution designed by Britain and banned political parties. However, the state has tolerated party activity in last ten years, except for participation in elections.
The Swazi National Council (22 members, princes, chiefs & commoners) report to the King.
Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) of 30 members led by a Prince, has been working on new constitution since 1996.
Swaziland currently has 55 constituencies called "tinkhundla" (singular - "inkhundla").
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Current Prime Minister:
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