Botswana has held elections regularly since March 1965. All the elections have been won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) which has been in power for 54 years this year, excluding their years in the colonial era Legislative Council. This year’s general elections promise to be different from all the previous elections.
The best policy when going into any election is to always prepare for the worst, while of course hoping that in the end things will turn out alright.Perhaps far more than ever before, Botswana is going into an election with an opposition that is upbeat, brazenly defiant – even rude and buoyant.
The pathetic nature of politics can make you laugh through your tears. Perhaps that is why I have always preferred to be a political commentator who just raves about politics rather than consider them. Botswana is headed to the polls in just under a month, October 23 to be precise, and as observed by American provocative author P.J.