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IN BRIEF / BOTSWANA

Ruling Party, President Secure Hold on Power

November 02, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

President Festus Mogae was assured of another term as his ruling Botswana Democratic Party swamped the opposition, keeping its 38-year lock on power in the National Assembly, election officials said.

With just four seats yet to be decided, the governing party had won at least 41 seats to just 12 for opposition parties in Saturday's vote, the Independent Election Commission said. The president is elected by the assembly.

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