Francistown West by-election: the BDP blinked

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Following the court order that barred the registration of its candidate with the IEC for the Francistown West by-election, the ruling BDP had two options for redress: either to withdraw the by-election writ and issue a new one in order to start the process afresh and enable its candidate to stand, or take the legal route and challenge both the court order and the IEC's refusal to register its candidate. It chose the legal route.


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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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