Vote counting underway in Botswana

A polling officer is accompanied by a police officer as she brings a ballot box to a counting centre in the Ledumang Senior Secondary school, Gaborone.


BOTSWANA - Vote counting is under way in Botswana following yesterday's general election.  

Botswana Democratic Party has been governing since the country gained independence. 

 The opposition coalition led by Duma Boko's hoping to unseat President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

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Boko promised to drive economic transformation during the campaign trail.

 He's backed by former president Ian Khama who hand-picked his successor, Masisi.

 But the pair fell into a bitter power struggle over cabinet posts, among others.​