It is Mogae`s call

source: Mmegi

Although Palapye MP, Boyce Sebetela and Kgalagadi North MP, Obakeng Moumakwa will have resigned their seats by November 30, creating vacancies in the two constituencies, nobody knows when the by-elections in the respective constituencies will be held.

Political parties and the Independent Electoral Commission will have to wait and strain their ears in the hope that Mogae will call the by-election before he leaves office in March 2008.

Barulaganye Machacha, the Chief Elections Administrator at IEC, says that only the President is empowered to call a parliamentary by-election. Asked whether the law prescribes a time period within which a by-election should be held once a vacancy arises, she said there is no provision in the Act.

“For the purpose of a general election to [continue reading]

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