BDP secures majority, Masisi declared winner

President elect Masisi speaking to media after voting PIC. THLEFANG CHARLES
President elect Masisi speaking to media after voting PIC. THLEFANG CHARLES

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is due to be sworn in for his first term in office, after the Botswana Democratic Party secured a parliamentary majority earlier this morning.

The Chief Justice, Terrence Rannowane declared Masisi winner of the election in a live state media briefing in Gaborone. At the time, the BDP had secured 30 seats in Parliament, passing the 29 required as a majority.

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change had 13, Botswana Patriotic Front three and Alliance for Progressives one seat at the time.

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