How Parties Fared in 2019 Parliamentary Election

President Mokgweetsi Masisi. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
President Mokgweetsi Masisi. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

This year’s general elections were considered to be tightly contested even though the results saw the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) gaining one seat, from its 2014 tally of 37 seats.

The BDP continued its 53-year rule by winning 38 seats in the 2019 polls. The results of the election, however, came with many surprises, which some people did not expect.

While many parties contested in the election, the real competition was between the BDP and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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