Botswana: Women's representation in the National Assembly

Updated November 2014

Figures includes members indirectly elected to the National Assembly by the directly elected members but not ex officio members.
Note: ND = No data.

Year Total seats Women's seats % women
2009 63 6 9.52
2009 61 4 6.56
2004 61 7 11.48
1999 44 8 18.18
1994 44 4 9.09
1989 38 2 5.26
1984 38 ND ND
1979 36 ND ND
1974 36 ND ND
1969 35 0 0
1965 35 ND ND

Table sources

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 2014 "Botswana National Assembly Last Elections", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2041_E.htm [opens new window] (accessed 19 Nov 2014).

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

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 2004 "Botswana: National Assembly", http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2041_E.htm [opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 1994 "Botswana: National Assembly elections held in 1999", http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2041_94.htm [opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 1994 "Botswana: National Assembly elections held in 1994", http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2225_94.htm [opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 1989 "Botswana: National Assembly elections held in 1989", http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2041_89.htm [opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 1984 "Botswana: Elections 8 September 1984", 30, http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/BOTSWANA_1984_E.PDF [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 1969 "Botswana: Elections October 18, 1969", 35, http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/BOTSWANA_1969_E.PDF [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 5 Feb 2010).