Flag_of_Botswana.svgGeneral elections were held in Botswana on 24 October 2014. Women representation in parliament of 10%, Cabinet 17% and with local government of 19%. The FPTP system has been tried and tested in Botswana over the past 48 years of democracy and has not worked for the marginalised groups such as women. The winner takes all and there are no special measures in place for women. The fact that Botswana has not signed the SADC Gender and Development Protocol means government is not bound to the 50/50 target of women in political decision-making.

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