Botswana Moving Towards Election Day Public Holiday
Source:The Daily News Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2019
During the parliamentary debate on the "Electoral (Amendment) Bill" this week, the MP for Selebi-Phikwe West, Mr Kavis Kario, supported by the MP for Lobatse, Mr Nehemiah Modubule, introduced an amendment, which among other things, would make election day a public holiday in Botswana.
Thus, the BPP proposal of last summer (2007-07-20), seems to be gaining momentum, in the governing party.
The next legislative and presidential elections are expected to occur in October 2009.
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