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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This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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