Via: The African Exponent
The incumbent president of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has been declared the winner of the 2019 general elections. The announcement was made by Botswana’s Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. Justice Terrence Rannowane that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the election after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote. Citizens of Botswana voted on Wednesday (23/10) to elect 57 national assemblies and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president.
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A High Court in Malawi has dismissed government’s request to place an injunction on all protests relating to post-election disputes in the southern African country. The Attorney General had petitioned the court to ban the protests which have over the last few months resulted in clashes between opposition elements and security forces. The court in Lilongwe dismissed Attorney General Kaleleni Kaphale’s application for a injunction against the protests targeting Jane Ansah – the head of the country’s elections body.
Via: Al Jazeera
Voters in Mauritania will head to the polls on Saturday to pick their next president, in what is expected to be the country’s first peaceful transfer of power.Incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will not contest the election after serving two five-year terms, despite opposition fears that he was plotting a tenure extension.
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