Botswana: 2009 National Assembly election results

Updated February 2010

The election took place on 16 October 2009.

Women's representation

Two of the 57 directly elected members and two of the four indirectly members, or four of the 61 members, were women (6.56%; IPU 2009).

Voting statistics

Register voters 723 617
Votes cast 555 078
Turnout 76.71
Valid votes 544 647
Invalid votes 10 431
% Invalid 1.88

Table source

IPU 2009.

Electoral alliance

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) formed an electoral alliance.

Results

Parties are ordered by the number of votes won.

Party Votes % Votes Candidates Seats % Seats
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 290 099 53.26 57 45 78.95
Botswana National Front (BNF) 119 509 21.94 48 6 10.53
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 104 302 19.15 42 4 7.02
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 12 387 2.27 4 1 1.75
Independent 10 464 1.92 15 1 1.75
Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) 7 554 1.39 6 0 0.00
MELS Movement of Botswana (MELS) 292 0.05 4 0 0.00
Botswana Tlhoko Tiro Organisation (BTTO) 40 0.01 1 0 0.00
Total 544 647 99.99 177 57 100.00

Table source

IEC 2009.

References

IEC 2009 "2009 Elections Summary", [www] http://www.iec.gov.bw/elections/results.php [opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).

IPU 2009 "Botswana National Assembly Last Elections", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline/reports/2041_E.htm [opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).