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Botswana: President Masisi wins second term in office

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been declared winner of the this month’s general election. BDP secured 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote, according to the chief justice who announced the results on Friday. The main opposition, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), secured 13 seats. The Botswana Patriotic Front won three and the Alliance for Progressive only one. 73% of the voting districts have been counted so far with some still left to be covered. Since his ruling party secured majority of seats in the…

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Botswana: Voting begins in crucial general election

Polls have opened in Botswana on Wednesday as citizens vote in a crucial general election. Voting started at 6:30 a.m, local time (0430 GMT) and close at 7 p.m local time. The election is seen as a major test for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) which has been in power for the past five decades. Botswana is one of southern Africa’s wealthiest and most stable nations but still has a major task of transforming its economy further. More than 900,000 registered voters are participating in the election to choose…

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