Delayed party primaries cast shadow over voter registration


As the political party cycle heightens, there is growing worry that the delay by some political parties to hold primary elections could lead to increased voter apathy.

Voters in various constituencies across the country have reportedly expressed reluctance to register for the general election later this year because political parties have not availed their election candidates to them.

While the Botswana Congress Party is almost done with holding primary elections, the same cannot be said about Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the opposition coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) both of which are yet to kick-start the process of allowing their members to choose their general election candidates.

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