Botswana’s incumbent president declared re-elected

Botswana’s incumbent President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was re-elected Sunday after his party, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), won the majority of parliament seats in the country’s 11th general elections Oct 24.

Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo made the announcement in a televised-address to the nation. Ian Khama will be sworn in Oct 28, Xinhua reported.

Botswanians cast their ballots Friday to choose the 57 members of the National Assembly and 490 councillors for local governments.

According to the country’s law, the presidential candidate from a political party must win at least 29 parliament seats.

The BDP has been in power since the African nation’s independence in 1966 and its election victory this year was widely expected.

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