President of Botswana Mokgweetsi. Picture: Sumaya Hisham/Reuters/African News Agency (ANA)
President of Botswana Mokgweetsi. Picture: Sumaya Hisham/Reuters/African News Agency (ANA)

Mokgweetsi Masisi's BDP wins Botswana general election

By Reuters Time of article published Oct 25, 2019

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Gaborone - The ruling Botswana Democratic

Party (BDP) has won the general election after securing 29

national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote, the chief

justice announced on Friday.

Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assembly

and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of

the winning party set to become president.

"Although vote counting is still ongoing, the numbers of

parliament seats attained so far by the BDP obliges me to

declare Mokgweetsi Masisi as the elected president of Botswana,"

said Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. 

People line up to vote in Botswana's general elections at the Masa primary school in Gaborone. Picture: Jerome Delay/AP

Video: Kim Kay/African News Agency

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi votes in Botswana's general elections in Moshupa, some 45kms (30 miles) west of Gaborone. Picture: Jerome Delay/AP

Opposition coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change presidential candidate, Duma Boko, after casting his vote in Gaborone. Picture: Sello Motseta/AP

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