Country Data


Last updated

Sep, 2022

President/Head of StateMswati III
Prime MinisterCleopas Sipho Dlamini
Size of Cabinet19
National AssemblyHouse of Assembly
Seats in NA70
Parties in NAn/a
Female MPs in NA3.39%
Term of National Assembly5 years
Term of President
Number of NA Elections held6
Next NA Elections2023

List of cabinet

Head of StateKingMswati III
Head of GovernmentPrime MinisterCleopas Sipho Dlamini
Vice Prime MinisterThemba Masuku
FinanceMinistry of FinanceNeil Rijkenburg
ForeignMinistry of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operationThulisile Dladla
HealthMinistry of HealthLizzy Nkoski
JusticeMinistry of Justice & Constitutional AffairsPholile Dlamini Shakantu
Agriculture + Energy/Natural ResourcesMinistry of Agriculture + acting Minister of Natural Resources and EnergyJabulani Mabuza
EducationMinistry of Education & TrainingHoward Mabuaza
Economy/TradeMinistry of Commerce, Industry & TradeManqoba Khumalo
Ministry of Economic Planning and DevelopmentTambo Gina
Digital/ITMinistry of Information Communication & TechnologyPrincess Sikhanyiso
InteriorMinistry of Home AffairsPrincess Lindiwe
EnvironmentMinistry of Tourism and Environmental AffairsMoses Vilakati
LaborMinistry of Labour & Social SecurityPhila Buthelezi
OthersMinistry of Tinkhundla Administration & DevelopmentDavid Ngcamphalala
Ministry of Sports, Culture & Youth AffairsHarries Madze Bulunga
Ministry of Housing & Urban DevelopmentPrince Simelane
Ministry of Public ServiceMabulala Maseko
Ministry of Public Works & TransportNdlaluhlaza Ndwandwe

Last NA elections results

NA elections/Parties winning seatsSeats
Number of parties winning seatsn/a
Number of parties contestingn/a
Female MPs3.39%
Voter turnout61%

Voting System

  • PE: The monarchy is hereditary; prime minister appointed by the monarch from among members of the House of Assembly
  • NA: 59 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies or tinkhundla by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed, 10 members appointed by the monarch, 4 women elected by the members if representation of elected women is less than 30%, and 1 ex – official member – the attorney general; members serve 5-year terms)

Source: CIA World Factbook