Botswana: Defunct parties
Updated June 2010
Parties ordered by date of founding.
|Bechuanaland Protectorate Federal Party (BPFP)||Founded in 1959, disintegrated by the 1965 election|
|Bechuanaland Peoples Party (BPP Motsete)||Leader: Kgalemang Motsete
Founded in 1963 after a split in the original BPP. It contested the 1965 elections but won no seats. By the 1969 elections the party had disintegrated.
|Botswana Independence Party (BIP)||Leader: Motsamai Mpho
Founded in 1962 as BPP (Mpho), merged with Botswana Freedom Party (BFP) to form Independence Freedom Party (IFP) in 1994.
|Botswana Freedom Party (BFP)||Leader: Chief Bathoen Gaseitsiwe II
Founded in c1989, merged with Botswana Independence Party (BIP) to form Independence Freedom Party (IFP) in 1994.
|Independence Freedom Party (IFP)||Leader: Motsamai Mpho
Founded in 1994, merged with the UAP to form BAM in 1999
|United Action Party (UAP)
|Leader: Ephraim Lepetu Setshwaelo
Founded in 1997, merged with the IFP to form BAM in 1999
|Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM)||Leader: Ephraim Lepetu Setshwaelo
Founded in 1999 as a merger of IFP and UAP, merged with Botswana Congress Party in May 2010
|New Democratic Front (NDF)||Leader: Dick Bayford
Founded in 2003 by Botswana National Front dissidents, merged with Botswana Congress Party in 2004