Historical differences negate opposition total merger

FRANCISTOWN: Political analyst, Dr Kebapetse Lotshwao has posited that a total merger of opposition parties within the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) will always remain an illusion.

At the core, he argued, are the historical differences between the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front (BNF).

The two parties are, arguably the largest and perceived to be the most influential in the UDC. The Botswana People’s Party (BPP) is another partner in the UDC, but appears to have peripheral role.

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