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The BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi has painted a frightening picture of the infiltration of the ruling party by the opposition through primary elections.

 In his report to the BDP national council meeting in Gaborone on Friday, he said the opposition has infiltrated the party so much that they decide who wins the primaries.

Balopi said the opposition now register as BDP members to vote in weak BDP candidates that will easily lose in general elections. He cited BDP loses at Maboane Ward in Letlhakeng West, Tumasera-Seleka in Tswapong South, Mmathethe in Ngwaketse South and Block 8 in Gaborone to buttress his case. The BDP may have ruled Botswana since independence but even the party faithful are in agreement that it is in decline.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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