Boko believes in coalition politics


For 11 years now, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko has been at the helm of a coalition cobbled together with bigger and smaller parties rocked by instability.

Boko’s UDC has never held an elective congress since 2012 but he still believes that 'the people’s project' can still hold together as the storms rages on ahead of the 2024 general election.

The UDC contested the 2014 general election without the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) which had pulled out of negotiation talks. In 2018 just before the general election UDC expelled its founding member, Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) after accepting the BCP into the fold in 2017.

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