Botswana Democratic Party leader and the country’s President-elect, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, says his government will prioritise service delivery, economic transformation and improvement of Botswana’s education system in his next five-year term.
Botswana’s main opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has cast doubt on the credibility of the country’s Independent Electoral Commission.
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on citizens who have registered to vote to exercise their right to vote.
For the first time since it won independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana faces a genuine electoral contest on Wednesday, as a feud between its current and a former president throws one of Africa’s most stable nations into uncertainty.
Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission has refuted allegations of irregularities in the delivery of external votes cast by expatriates in foreign countries.