Moiteela breaks ranks with BDP leaders on �dismal� popular vote

SHASHEMOOKE: The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Francistown region chairperson, Ford Moiteela has broken ranks with the party leadership saying the party was in danger of total collapse.

Moiteela expressed his misgivings at the region’s elective congress held here at the weekend, where he said the BDP was in trouble and needed immediate attention.

Moiteela was particularly concerned about the lower numbers that voted for the ruling party in last year’s general elections.

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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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