BCP, BLP to contest in all 61 constituencies

Kekgonegile Goretetse PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Kekgonegile Goretetse PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and its partner Botswana Labour Party (BLP) will contest in all the constituencies and all wards in the coming general elections. Out of the 61 constituencies, the BCP will contest in 44 while BLP will have 17.

So far, the BCP conducted their primary elections, while other parties have yet to start the primaries. For example, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) have only requested those who want to contest to fill expression of interest forms.

On the other hand, it is not yet clear if the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and its partners will hold theirs or not. Botswana is holding its general elections next October. “BCP has through its primary election identified 37 Members of Parliament and 299 councillors. It is important for our candidates to start campaigning early. That on its own helps us to talk to people while in time and also to teach them about the importance of voting,” said BCP secretary-general, Goretetse Kekgonegile.

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