BDP rapport farfetched in election year

BDP Congress PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
BDP Congress PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has just emerged from its tumultuous presidential election, which saw a first presidential challenger, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi chickening out of the race at the 11th hour. There is fear that the political centre might not hold post the Kang congress, Mmegi Staff Writer RYDER GABATHUSE follows the story

FRANCISTOWN: It would have been a proper test of inner party democracy if Venson-Moitoi and her New Jerusalem political formation had contested the weekend party presidential race.

Emerging from a taxing case where she had taken her party to court citing bias and a plethora of irregularities against the party structures and its top leadership, presidential candidate, Venson-Moitoi is visibly not a happy person at all.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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