A Very Unpopular Opinion On Steve Harvey's Visit And Other Dangled Carrots

Recent trends suggest that Batswana respond more to certain trends that lend themselves to populist approaches to politics, particularly in election year in the last few weeks.

Populism is essentially a political approach that appeals to the general population, or ordinary people who often feel that their concerns are disregarded by the leaders. The focus in populism is the idea of “the people” as juxtaposed to “the elite”, who are often the political, economic, cultural or media establishment, frequently understood as one entity.

Most populists do not self-identify or self-designate as populist. In fact, it is usually those who study or observe politics, who identify a leadership style as populist, having observed their behaviour or interaction with the population of the country.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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