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Vol 42 No 13

Published 29th June 2001


Botswana

Following Festus

The party congress season unleashes some political tensions

Botswana's low volume politics will be turned up a few notches in July when the two main parties hold their congresses and rival factions stake their political claims. In the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Vice-President Ian Seretse Khama may make a bid for the chair, hoping to consolidate his status as President Festus Mogae's successor. Meanwhile, the Botswana National Front (BNF) must choose a new leader, which could help opposition unity.

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