Republic of Bostwana

2,374,636 6

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

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Name Official Name Type
Botswana National Assembly Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mokgweetsi MASISI
  • Head of Government: President Mokgweetsi MASISI
  • Assembly: Botswana has a unicameral National Assembly with 63 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 57 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 4 members are appointed by members to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are designated ex officio.***

*** In the National Assembly, 4 members are elected by secret ballot by the rest of the Assembly, while the President and Attorney-General serve ex-officio. Additionally, the National Assembly is served by the Ntlo ya Dikgosi, which sits as an advisory body. It consists of 35 members; 8 members are hereditary chiefs from Botswana's principal tribes, 22 are elected indirectly to 5-year terms, and 5 are appointed by the President.

* The House of Chiefs consists of the chiefs of the eight principal tribes, four sub-chiefs chosen each from a single-member constituency by the eight chiefs, and three members elected at-large from one district by the other twelve members.

** Four members are appointed by the majority party. The President and Attorney General are members ex officio.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Botswana National Assembly 2004-10-30 421,272 552,849 76.2%
President 2004-11-08 - - -
Botswana National Assembly 2009-10-16 555,078 723,617 76.71%
Botswana National Assembly 2014-10-24 698,409 824,073 84.75%
Botswana National Assembly 2019-10-23 - - -
President 2019-10-23 - - -

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