Botswana's Top Court Sets Date to Hear Poll Petition Appeal
In what is seen as a remarkable victory for the main opposition party and the breakaway party of former president Ian Khama, Botswana's court of appeal has ruled in favour of hearing their bid to throw out general election results and has set January 29 as the date for hearing the consolidated election petition appeal. A move that could result in the country's electoral commission calling fresh elections in 19 districts. While Masisi continues to accuse Khama of attempting to rule through the back door, the latter accuses his successor of being unfit to rule and rigging the October 23 general election.
Election Petitions Go for Trials
Botswana Daily News, 12 January 2020
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