Citizens of Botswana prepare to head to the polls

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The nation of Botswana will, on Wednesday 23 October 2019, hold its parliamentary and local elections. Its previous elections were held in 2014, the winner of that poll – Botswana Democratic Party.

There are two outcomes from the elections:

  • National Assembly elections: First pass the post directly elected from single member by plurality, 57 constituencies with 4 indirectly elected members. In other words, the 57 members represent the winners of the 57 constituencies which make up Botswana.
  • President: The National Assembly in turn elects the President.

I will vote for the opposition: Ian Khama


Earlier this year ex-president, Ian Khama, become leader of the Botswana Patriotic Front having quit the governing BDP which has ruled since independence more than half a century ago, citing a fall-out between him and his successor.

Khama is the son of Botswana’s first and founding president of Botswana serving from 1966 to 1980, Sir Seretse Khama.





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