IEBC had an observer in the just concluded Botswana parliamentary and local government elections under the auspices of the African Union Elections Observer Mission (AUEOM). The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the general elections by securing at least 33 of the 57 parliamentary seats contested. The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) got 14 seats. A party needs 29 seats to take power. Botswana also provides for Diaspora voting but only in National Assembly elections.