President Ian Khama set for second term

By Drum Digital
26 October 2014

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power.

High Court Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo:  "[President Ian Khama] has been re-elected as the President of the Republic after his political party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) garnered at least 29 of the 57 parliamentary seats" at Friday's general election.

He will be inaugurated on Monday.

The newly formed Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), led by Duma Boko, which was contesting elections for the first time becomes the official opposition with 12 seats in parliament.

Khama, 61, is the son of the country's first president, Seretse Khama. He is also a traditional chief of the Bangwato clan and benefited from his strong rural support. Botswana has been governed by the BDP since independence from Britain.

Full results are yet to be published.

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