BDP loses, as opposition gains

BDP supporters
BDP supporters

Batswana have spoken emphatically as the country emerges from the grueling 11th general election, which has recorded an historic decline in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) popular vote.

On the parliamentary contests, the ruling BDP has garnered a total 320,665 votes or 46.7 percent, which shows a decline in popular vote of about 6.56 percent from the 2009 general elections performance.

In 2009 general elections, the BDP emerged victorious via 53.26 percent with 290,099 people having voted for them. Incidentally in 1965, the first ever election on the eve of Botswana’s independence, the BDP popular vote stood at 80.4 percent.

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Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day holds immense significance for Batswana as a whole. It offers a moment for reflection and celebration of the country's achievements, while also prompting introspection.We must honestly assess whether the number of years of independence aligns with the progress we have made. While there is certainly much to celebrate, there are also pressing issues that require the attention of relevant stakeholders. Many Batswana are facing...

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