Botswana General Election Results 2019 Live by Party Candidates

Last Modified: October 25, 2019 at 3:46 am

Botswana General Election Results 2019 Live by Party Candidates

Botswana General Election Dates 2019

Botswana General Election Date:  23 October 2019 

General elections are scheduled to be held in Botswana on 23rd October 2019.

Elections in Botswana take place within the framework of multi-party democracy and a parliamentary system. The National Assembly is mostly directly elected, and in turn, elects the President and some of its own members. The Ntlo ya Dikgosi is a mixture of appointed, hereditary and indirectly elected members.


Botswana Parliamentary Election Results Live 2019 

The 63 members of the National Assembly consisted of 57 MPs elected in single-member  

 constituencies by first-past-the-post, four members appointed by the governing party, and two ex-officio members (the President and the Attorney General).

Party

Votes % Seats
Botswana Democratic Party 222384 50.89 24
Umbrella for Democratic Change 158527 36.27 9
Botswana Patriotic Front 24429 5.59 2
Alliance for Progressives 21661 4.96 1
Independents 9325 2.13 0
Indirectly-elected and ex officio seats 6
Invalid/blank votes  
Total 437018 100 63
Registered voters/turnout 924709  
Source: The Voice (36 of 57 declared).      

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The Electoral system of Botswana

The 63 members of the National Assembly consisted of 57 MPs elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post, four members appointed by the governing party, and two ex-officio members (the President and the Attorney General).

Voters are required to be Botswana citizens at least 18 years old who had been resident in the country for at least 12 months prior to voter registration. People declared insane, holding dual citizenship, under a death sentence, convicted of an electoral offence or imprisoned for at least six months are not allowed to vote. Candidates need to be Botswana citizens at least 21 years old, without an undischarged bankruptcy and be able to speak and read English sufficiently well to take part in parliamentary proceedings.

Several proposed amendments to the Electoral Law, including the introduction of electronic voting and an increase in nomination fees, were dropped in September 2018.


Botswana Parties and leaders

 

Party

Name of the Leader

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)

Mokgweetsi Masisi

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC)

Duma Boko

Botswana Congress Party (BCP)

Dumelang Saleshando

 

Botswana past election results 

Party

Votes

%

Seats

+/–

Botswana Democratic Party

320,657

46.45

37

–8

Umbrella for Democratic Change

207,113

30.01

17

+11

Botswana Congress Party

140,998

20.43

3

–1

Independents

21,484

3.11

0

–1

Indirectly-elected and ex officio seats

6

Invalid/blank votes

8,167

Total

698,409

100

63

0

Registered voters/turnout

824,073

84.75

 

Botswana Present election results 

Reporting

42%

as of 06:46, 24 October 2019 GMT+2

57 of the 63 seats in the National Assembly

29 seats needed for a majority

Leader

Mokgweetsi Masisi

Duma Boko

Party

BDP

UDC

Last election

46.45%, 37 seats

30.01%, 17 seats

Leader

Ndaba Gaolathe

Biggie Butale

Party

Alliance for Progressives

Botswana Patriotic Front

Last election

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