Batswana decry self-interest of politicians but continue to support the ruling party


If elections were held in June or July 2014, the majority of Batswana would have voted for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would consolidate its position as the strongest opposition party. The coalition of opposition parties, the Umbrella for
Democratic Change (UDC) would have won 13%. The coalition consists of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (which broke away from the ruling party), the Botswana National Front and the Botswana People's Party.

The Afrobarometer survey, conducted at a time when the country is heading towards the general elections in October, sheds light on citizen views on democracy and elections, among other issues.

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