BNF faces primaries challenges

One of the burning issues is in Tlokweng constituency where members are complaining of wards and favouritism PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
One of the burning issues is in Tlokweng constituency where members are complaining of wards and favouritism PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Despite making progress in holding primary elections in some constituencies, the Botswana National Front (BNF) is facing new challenges and potential conflicts within its primary election process.

Allegations of irregularities and suspicious circumstances, including the postponement of voting in certain areas, have led to concerns about the party’s commitment to fair and transparent elections.

This situation creates further obstacles for the BNF as it seeks to navigate the internal divisions and electoral challenges that have emerged within the party. However, a re-run is expected this weekend in two wards in Molepolole North constituency being Ntlo ele Ngwae and Mankgwenyane. At Ntlo ele Ngwae ward, the elections could not go as planned since the party had booked two places which had caused confusion to the voters hence the postponement scheduled on Saturday. In Mankgwenyane ward, there was a power outage, which led to the postponement of the primaries.

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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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