Botswana: Khama wins second term

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Botswana: Khama wins second term

President Ian Khama secured a new five-year term on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest diamond producer, after his party swept to victory in a parliamentary election, Afrik-News.

“I would like to congratulate Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), parliament members and councilors for wining the 2009 election and also members of the opposition for giving us competition at the elections,” declared Khama at a rally in a football pitch in Gaborone.

According to Chief Justice Julian Nganini, the son of the country’s first president will remain at the helm of the southern African Nation, which is battling a recession and hit by internal party squabbling.

The BDP, in power since independence in 1966, won 45 of the 57 constituencies, while the main opposition party, Botswana Congress Party captured 4.

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