ElectionGudie

Oct. 30, 2004 Held

421,272
Voted
Botswana

Republic of Bostwana

Election for Botswana National Assembly

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:421,272
Valid Votes:412,379
Invalid Votes:8,893

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Botswana Democratic Party 44 213,308

51.73%

Botswana National Front 12 107,451

26.06%

Botswana Congress Party 1 68,556

16.62%

Botswana Alliance Movement - - 11,716

2.84%

Botswana People's Party - - 7,886

1.91%

New Democratic Front - - 3,237

0.78%

Movement of Botswana - - 121

0.03%

Independents - - 104

0.03%

More Info:

Botswana: Parliamentary Election, 30 October 2004

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 16 October 1999. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won 33 seats, while the Botswana National Front (BNF) won 6 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: 33
  • Botswana National Front (BNF)
    • Leader: Duma BOKO
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • 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: 1,835,750 (2004)

·         Registered Voters: 552,849 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 920,018 (2004)

·         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: 6 (9.52%) (2015)

·         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: 275,362 (est.)