Botswana court to adjudicate 2019 election petition case

Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday accepted to hear an opposition challenge to the outcome of elections held last year. A lower court had earlier rejected their petition for lack of evidence.

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won a sweeping majority in the October 23 polls, securing 38 out of 57 seats in parliament.

The runner-up, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), which won 15 seats, had filed suit to the high court in November, citing "irregularities in some of the const…

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