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Electoral reforms, political party funding, and opposition viability

24 Oct 2017 Botswana
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in Botswana in 2017.

At a glance

Trust in Independent Electoral Commission: Batswana have lost significant trust in the IEC, down 9 percentage points since 2014.

Electronic voting machines: A majority of Batswana doubt the need for voting machines but agree with other reforms.

Political party funding by state: Citizens demand public political party funding.

Viability of political opposition: A majority now see the opposition coalition as presenting an alternative vision and plan to the ruling party.