October 25, 2019 / 6:14 AM / a month ago

Botswana's ruling party BDP wins general election -Chief Justice

GABORONE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote, the chief justice announced on Friday.

Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president.

“Although vote counting is still ongoing, the numbers of parliament seats attained so far by the BDP obliges me to declare Mokgweetsi Masisi as the elected president of Botswana,” said Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. (Reporting by Brian Benza; Writing by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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