Nine constituencies go for BCP primaries next month

Mpho Pheko PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mpho Pheko PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has announced that the initial round of primary elections is slated for October 2023.

During this first phase, nine constituencies will host these primary elections. BCP spokesperson, Mpho Pheko elaborated that the selected constituencies for this phase include those where the party has historically been strong or where it has a substantial chance of victory, such as Selebi-Phikwe West, amongst others. “BCP candidates from other constituencies have received nominations from their structures unopposed.

The preparations are going very well. But the following needs to be clarified,” she said. “It is important to highlight that to accommodate the current partners and the partners we are currently negotiating with, we have divided our primaries into two phases, the first phase focusing on constituencies currently allocated to the BCP.”

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