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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