n Journal of African Elections - The role, functions and performance of Botswana's Independent Electoral Commission

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



Extracted from text ... 145 VOLUME 2 NO 1 THE ROLE, FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCE OF BOTSWANA'S INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION By Balefi Tsie Professor Balefi Tsie is a member of the Botswana Independent Electoral Commission and teaches in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022 Gaborone Botswana Tel: +267 3552730; Fax: +267 585 5099; e-mail: TSIEB@mopipi.ub.bw INTRODUCTION From the first pre-independence general election of March 1965 elections in Botswana were run by the Supervisor of Elections, who fell under the Office of the President. As time went on the public, particularly members of the opposition parties, perceived the ..

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