UDC drops party symbols for an umbrella

Opposition cooperating partners under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) have decided to use the umbrella as symbol in next year's general elections. But this will be to the exclusion of the three parties' symbols.

The three parties - the Botswana National Front (BNF), Botswana People’s Party (BPP) and Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) - have applied to the Electoral Commission (IEC) to have their individual organisation’s symbols de-registered, and only have an umbrella as the election sign.

Initially the UDC logo had a big umbrella illustration with individual parties symbols prominently printed on the flaps. 

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