Friday, July 19, 2024

Botswana rejects coalition government in case of a hung parliament

The government has refused to endorse a proposal to recognize a coalition government, setting the scene for a potential bruising legal battle in the event there is a hung Parliament after national elections.

A government white paper indicates that the Presidential Commission on the Review of the Constitution had proposed that “coalition parties be recognised in Constitution to prepare for the event when alliances’ Parliamentary numbers surpass that of the ruling party.”

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