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Vol 50 No 10

Published 15th May 2009


Botswana

Don't blame me!

President Khama's 90% approval rating may not guarantee him an easy victory at the October elections

So far, there are few signs that electors blame the government for the recession and the governing Botswana Democratic Party seems set to win again at the October elections. Yet the diamond collapse deprives the BDP of one of its most valuable election weapons, the chance to boost spending and public-sector jobs in the run-up to the polls. Ever since he took office in April 2008, President Ian Khama Seretse Khama has upset the country's political professionals.

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