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FRANCISTOWN: Some political parties are yet to finalise the process of holding their internal polls despite the ongoing voters registration, The Internal polls will determine candidates who will represent political parties in the anticipated 2024 general elections.

The voters’ registration process was delayed by a court application that the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) instituted legal action against the electoral management body, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

The UDC eventually lost the case after the country’s apex court, Court of Appeal (CoA), made a ruling that there is no provision in law that allows the UDC’s agents to observe and monitor the voters’ registration exercise.

Editor's Comment
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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