Friday, March 7, 2014

Botswana: Government says it will not interfere with IEC affairs

Government says it will not interfere in the affairs of the electoral commission by calling for another supplementary voter registration.The IEC captured just under 200 thousand eligible voters in the just ended supplementary voter registration, taking the total number of people to vote in the October elections to 650 thousand. The electoral commission had targeted 80 percent of the 1.2 million eligible voters.

Following the low turnout in the supplementary registration, parliament last Friday passed a motion calling on the government to order another supplementary registration. But Presidential Affairs Minister, Mokgweetsi Masisi told our reporter, Thuso Motshegwe, that government will not meddle in the affairs of the IEC…
IEC spokesperson Osupile Maroba earlier this week said another supplementary voter registration is highly possible following the low turnout.

Source: Gabz FM Online

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