Botswana faces electoral integrity concerns

Declining: Botswana has seen a gradual erosion of its democratic credentials since Mogae’s tenure-report PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Declining: Botswana has seen a gradual erosion of its democratic credentials since Mogae’s tenure-report PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The year 2024 is being touted as the one for voter turnout in national elections globally, with over half of the world’s population residing in countries conducting the polls.

Botswana is set to be amongst the 70 countries holding elections this year.

However, it will not be counted amongst the 43 nations considered to conduct fully free and fair elections, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's report published on February 15, 2024, classifying Botswana as a flawed democracy.


Editor's Comment
Let’s get the constitutional amendment right

Their concerns highlight the need for meaningful dialogue between government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the best interests of the country are served.This was in addition to other voices from opposition politicians and civil society organisations.The stance underscores the importance of citizen participation in the constitutional amendment process. The AFM rightly assert that such weighty matters demand thorough discussions to reflect the...

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