Botswana: 1987 Referendum

Updated April 2007

According to the IEC (Undated), "In 1987 Batswana voted to create the office of the Supervisor of elections". Lodge et al (2002, 45) observe, "This election [for the 1989 National Assembly] followed on the 1987 referendum on electoral reform, which was boycotted by the BNF because the reforms did not provide for an independent electoral commission".


Votes % votes
Yes 45 227 78.1
No 12 681 21.9
Total 57 908 100.0

Table source

Nohlen et al 1999, 111.


IEC UNDATED "Referenda", [www], (off-line 4 Mar 2010).

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.

NOHLEN, D, KRENNERICH, M & THIBAUT (eds) 1999 Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, Oxford Publishers.