Botswana: 2004 National Assembly election results

Updated April 2007

The election took place on 30 October 2004 (IEC 2004, 9).

Voting statistics

Register voters 552 849
Votes cast 421 272
Turnout 76.20%
Valid votes 412 379
Invalid votes 8 893
% Invalid 2.11

Results

Party Votes % Votes Candidates Seats % Seats
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 213 308 51.73 57 44 77.19
Botswana National Front (BNF) 107 451 26.06 42 12 21.05
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) 68 556 16.62 50 1 1.75
Botswana Alliance Movement (BAM) 11 716 2.84 7 0 0
Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) 7 886 1.91 5 0 0
New Democratic Front (NDF) 3 237 0.78 11 0 0
MELS Movement of Botswana (MELS) 121 0.03 4 0 0
Independent 104 0.03 2 0 0
Total 412 379 100.00 178 57 99.99

Note: The Social Democratic Party contested two seats, but obtained only 40 votes. The election in one seat was postponed.

Table sources

IEC 2004, 27, 28, 91.

Reference

INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2004 Report to the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration on the 2004 General Elections, [www] http://www.iec.gov.bw/elections/report.php [opens new window] (accessed 8 Mar 2010).