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).

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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