UDC wins 80% of by-elections

Mokaloba said the UDC should keep their momentum high and that would help them to win in 2024 PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mokaloba said the UDC should keep their momentum high and that would help them to win in 2024 PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Since the 2019 General Election, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has proven to be a force to reckon with, winning 80% of all by-elections. In 17 council by-elections, the UDC won 14 with the ruling, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) only managing three wards.

With the recent break away from the coalition, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has suffered tremendously losing all the by-elections that contested.

The University of Botswana (UB) political science lecturer, Mokaloba Mokaloba said by-elections do have an impact on the general elections since the mood may have an influence on how people should vote.

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