Masisi declared winner of Botswana’s general election

Incumbent President Mokgweetsi Masisi has won Botswana's general elections after his party garnered majority in the national assembly, the chief justice said on Friday, reports Xinhua.

On Wednesday, the southern African country held its general elections for the 57 members of the national assembly and 490 councilors countrywide.

Terrence Rannowane, Botswana's chief justice, said that although the vote counting is still ongoing, the number of seats of the national assembly secured by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) enables him to determine which candidate wins the elections.

"Doctor Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is the elected president of the Republic of Botswana," Rannowane said.