ElectionGudie

Oct. 16, 2009 Held

555,078
Voted
Botswana

Republic of Bostwana

Election for Botswana National Assembly

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:555,078
Valid Votes:544,647
Invalid Votes:10,431

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Botswana Democratic Party 45 - 290,099

53.26%

Botswana National Front 6 - 119,509

21.94%

Botswana Congress Party 4 - 104,302

19.15%

Botswana Alliance Movement 1 - 12,387

2.27%

Indepedents 1 - 10,464

1.92%

Botswana People's Party - - 7,554

1.39%

Movement of Botswana - - 292

0.05%

Botswana Tlhoko Tiro Organization - - 40

0.01%

More Info:

Country: Election Type, Date

At stake in this election:

  • 57 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Seretse Khama Ian KHAMA
  • Head of Government: President Seretse Khama Ian KHAMA
  • Assembly: Botswana has a unicameral National Assembly consisting of 63 seats with members serving 5-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • 57 members of the National Assembly are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 4 are nominated by the president and indirectly elected by the rest of the National Assembly, and there are 2 ex-officio members – the president and attorney general.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the National Assembly were last held on 30 October 2004. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won 44 seats, while the Botswana National Front (BNF) won 12 and the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) took 1.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)
    • Leader: Ian KHAMA
    • Seats won in last election: 44
  • Botswana National Front (BNF)
    • Leader: Duma BOKO
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Botswana Congress Party
    • Leader: Dumelang SALESHANDO
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM)
    • Leader: Ephraim Lepetu WETSHWAELO
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Independents
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 2,182,719 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 723, 617 (2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,074,169 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Botswana a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Botswana ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (13 August 1996)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following 2009 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 106 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Botswana a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Botswana ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 327,408