UDC cracks BDP strongholds

Voters had the final say. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Voters had the final say. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The tri-party Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has seemingly outperformed itself in the just-ended general election in the northern constituencies.

This is a first in the history of Botswana politics, for the opposition to dislodge the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from its long held traditional stronghold of GammaNgwato.

The emergence of the BDP breakaway party, Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) is hailed as a kingmaker in this election. The UDC, which had a few constituencies north of Dibete cordon fence, through its partner, Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has worked very hard and was awake to the winds of change blowing across the northern region.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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