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Last Updated: 22 May 2014
The 2009 general election produced the highest overall voter turnout ever recorded in Botswana. According to figures supplied by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) at least 544,031 valid votes were cast for Parliamentary candidates in the just concluded General Election, a substantial 23% increase over the previous highest turnout in 2004.. ..Full Story
In line with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections, the Republic of Botswana invited SADC to observe its General Election that took place the last Friday, 16th October 2009.. ..Full Story
A number of journalists are using new media tools to report and monitor the elections. The team attended a two-day workshop organised by African Elections Project and Media Institute of Southern Africa (Botswana Chapter) in Gaborone on 28-29 September 2009.. ..Full Story
In its 44-year history of holding elections regularly, Botswana has always enjoyed generous praise around the world for its "free and fair" elections... ..Full Story
From 1965 to 1986, elections were conducted by the Office of the President under the direction of Permanent Secretary to the President.. ..Full Story
October 16 is the day on which Botswana will exercise their democratic right to vote for the political leadership they prefer to take the country to 2014 when the next general election will be held.. ..Full Story
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