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BDP Wins Botswana General Elections 2019 With Meagre Majority So Far

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Africa | Botswana October 25, 2019

Botswana's ruling party Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the country's closely contested general elections 2019 held on October 23, 2019, with a meagre majority so far. The results of the elections were announced by Botswana's chief justice on October 25, 2019.

With votes from 73% of all constituencies counted at the time of the announcement, BDP had won 29 seats in the National Assembly, the minimum number of parliamentary seats required for victory of a general election in Botswana. That implies a meagre majority in the assembly of only one seat for the party. However, that may change if it wins more seats in the remaining 27% of voting districts.

Also, the chief justice declared the leader of BDP and incumbent president Mokweetsi Masisi next president of Botswana.


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