Botswana: 1965 National Assembly results

Updated April 2007

The first universal franchise election took place in March 1965, before independence on 30 September 1966 (Lodge et al 2002, 42-43).

Registered voters: 188 950
Votes cast: 140 858
Turnout: 74.55%

Party % vote Seats % Seats
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 80.4 28 90.32
Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) 14.2 3 9.68
Botswana Independence Party (BIP) 4.6 0 3.23
Others 0.8 0 0.00
Total 100.0 31 100.01

Table sources

Lodge et al 2002, 49; IEC 2004, 91.

Reference

IEC 2004 Report to the Minister of Presidential Afairs and Public Administration on the 2004 General Elections .

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.