Botswana Patriotic Front

Politics of Botswana Botswana Democratic Party 2019 Botswana general election
Botswana Patriotic Front
LeaderBiggie Butale
FoundedJuly 2019
Split fromBotswana Democratic Party
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The Botswana Patriotic Front is a populist political party in Botswana.


The party was officially launched in July 2019 as a split from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party.[1] It was backed by former President and BDP leader Ian Khama after he left the party.[2]

In the October 2019 general elections, the party received 4.3% of the vote and won three seats, all in Khama's home area of Central DistrictTshekedi Khama II elected in Serowe West, Leepetswe Lesedi in Serowe South and Baratiwa Mathoothe in Serowe North. However, party leader Biggie Butale failed to be elected in Tati West.[3]

Electoral history

National Assembly elections

Election Leader Votes % Seats +/– Position Status
2019 Biggie Butale 34,028 4.41%
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