President Ian Khama was sworn in for a second term as leader of Botswana on October 28 after the ruling Botswana Democratic Party retained its Parliamentary majority in elections last week.
Final results are in and the BDP took 37 seats of the 57 legislative seats. It was the most closely contested election there in years, with three parties contesting constituencies in one of the most stable and democratic nations on a continent often roiled by conflict and government corruption.
最终结果是该党获得57个议会席位中的37个 。这是近些年来最为接近的大选, 在这片冲突不断及政府腐败的大陆上，三个政党在其中一个最为稳定且最民主的国家进行角逐 。
The United States congratulate the people of Botswana who turned out in overwhelming numbers in their successful national parliamentary elections. International observers have declared the election free, fair, and transparent, the eleventh such ballot since independence in 1966. With more than a dozen elections in nations around Africa in the coming months, Botswana has set a worthy example in democratic governance.
美国向此次成功的全国议会选举中占据压倒性数量的博茨瓦纳人民表示祝贺 。国际观察家组织也宣布此次选举自由、公平、透明, 而且自1966年独立以来这样的投票已经举行了11届 。由于非洲各国在接下来的几个月内有超过12项大选事件,博茨瓦纳树立了民主治理方面非常有价值的典范 。
The United States and Botswana enjoy a close friendship based on our shared belief in democracy and the rule of law. We look forward to deepening our relationship with the Botswana people and to continue working closely with the government.
基于共同的信仰民主和法治美国和博茨瓦纳两国间一直保持着亲密的伙伴关系 。我们期待着继续加深我们同博茨瓦纳人民之间的纽带并且与政府密切合作 。
1.Democratic Party 民主党
Public opinion turned against the Democratic Party.
I'll always stay by the Democratic Party and vote for them.
2.turn out 发生；最后是；结果是
Unfortunately they do not turn out to be more creative; they only feel that way.
If Spain falls into crisis, then all current mechanisms for dealing with the crisis willturn out to be inadequate.
3.democratic governance 民主治理
Through his new policy, Obama intends to “foster the next generation of emergingmarkets by enhancing our focus on broad-based economic growth anddemocratic governance.
This has resulted in “self-reinforcing trends both politically and technologicallythat has made freedom of information a standard part of democratic governance,”he said.
4.base on 基于，以……为根据
Russia had a maritime base on the Pacific before it had one on either the Baltic orthe Black Seas.
However, such cooperation must base on trust, negotiation, equality and mutual benefits. It must proceed from actual facts, rather than deductions.
然而，这种合作必须建立在信任、协商、平等和互利的基础上，必须从 事实出发，而不是依凭推论 。