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Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana voted Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country’s image of stability. The southern African nation’s 2,200 polling stations started closing at 1700 GMT as many were still waiting in queues to cast their …

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Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana goes to the polls on Wednesday in a hotly contested general election that could test the country’s traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet. The historic Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) — whose rule has been unfettered since independence from Britain …

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Stable Botswana to vote in rare cliffhanger

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana votes on Wednesday in the most closely fought general election in the history of the southern African country, long known as one of the continent’s most stable democracies. Former president Ian Khama has shaken up the country’s traditionally calm politics by dramatically renouncing his hand-picked …

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