Botswana: 2014 National Assembly election results
Updated November 2014
The election took place on 24 October 2014.
Of the 192 candidates fielded for election only 17 (6.56%) were women (IPU 2014). Once the 6 indirectly elected seats are taken into consideration there were only 6 women MPs, just 9.52% of the 63 in total (IPU 2014).
|Register voters||824 073|
|Votes cast||698 409|
|Valid votes||690 242|
|Invalid votes||8 167|
Independent Electoral Commission 2014a, 15.
The Botswana National Front (BNF), Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) and Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) formed an electoral alliance, running a combined slate of candidates under the banner of "the Umbrella for Democratic Change".
Parties are ordered by the number of votes won.
|Party||Votes||% Votes||Candidates||Seats||% Seats|
|Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)||320,657||46.46||57||37||64.91|
|Umbrella for Democratic Change||207,113||30.01||52||17||29.82|
|Botswana Congress Party (BCP)||140,998||20.43||54||3||5.26|
Independent Electoral Commission 2014a, 1-15; Independent Electoral Commission 2014b.
INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2014a General Elections 2014 Parliamentary Results.
INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2014b "candidates.pdf", [www] http://www.iec.gov.bw/images/pdf/parliamentaryCandidates.pdf [opens new window] (accessed 19 Nov 2014).
IPU 2014 "BOTSWANA: National Assembly: LAST ELECTIONS", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2041_E.htm [opens new window] (accessed 19 Nov 2014).