National Assembly (Botswana)

  • national assembly

    palamente ya botswana
    12th parliament
    coat of arms of botswana.svg
    type
    type
    unicameral
    term limits
    none
    history
    founded1966
    new session started
    5 november 2019
    leadership
    speaker
    phandu skelemani, bdp
    deputy speaker
    mabuse pule, bdp
    president of botswana
    mokgweetsi masisi
    attorney general
    abraham keetshabe
    leader of the opposition
    dumelang saleshando, udc
    government whip
    liakat kablay, bdp
    opposition whip
    pono moatlhodi, udc
    structure
    seats65
    botswana parliament 2019.svg
    political groups
    government (46)
    •      botswana democratic party (38)
    •      specially elected (6) [1]
    •      ex-officio (2)

    official opposition (15)

    •      umbrella for democratic change (15)

    other (4)

    •      botswana patriotic front (3)
    •      alliance for progressives (1)
    length of term
    5 years
    elections
    voting system
    first-past-the-post
    last election
    23 october 2019
    next election
    2024
    meeting place
    botswanaparliament.jpg
    national assembly chamber
    gaborone
    botswana
    coat of arms of botswana.svg
    this article is part of a series on the
    politics and government of
    botswana
    constitution
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    the national assembly is the legislative body within botswana's unicameral parliament. it is advised by the ntlo ya dikgosi which is not a house of parliament.

    the current national assembly, formed following elections held on 23 october 2019, has a total of 65 members. 57 members are directly elected in single member constituencies using the simple-majority (or first-past-the-post) system for a term of five years. six members are co-opted (by secret ballot of the rest of the assembly) while the remaining two (the president and attorney-general) are ex officio.

  • current composition
  • previous national assembly election results
  • see also
  • references

National Assembly

Palamente ya Botswana
12th Parliament
Coat of arms of Botswana.svg
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
Founded1966
New session started
5 November 2019
Leadership
Deputy Speaker
Mabuse Pule, BDP
Attorney General
Abraham Keetshabe
Leader of the Opposition
Government Whip
Liakat Kablay, BDP
Opposition Whip
Pono Moatlhodi, UDC
Structure
Seats65
Botswana Parliament 2019.svg
Political groups
Government (46)

Official opposition (15)

Other (4)

Length of term
5 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
23 October 2019
Next election
2024
Meeting place
BotswanaParliament.jpg
National Assembly Chamber
Gaborone
Coat of arms of Botswana.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Botswana
Constitution

The National Assembly is the legislative body within Botswana's unicameral Parliament. It is advised by the Ntlo ya Dikgosi which is not a house of Parliament.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 23 October 2019, has a total of 65 members. 57 members are directly elected in single member constituencies using the simple-majority (or first-past-the-post) system for a term of five years. Six members are co-opted (by secret ballot of the rest of the Assembly) while the remaining two (the President and Attorney-general) are ex officio.