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United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP)

PARTY PROFILE
The United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) was formed by Lucas Mangope. Mangope was among the first homeland leaders to accept so-called independence for his scattered country for the Setswana-speaking people. The UCDP was the only party allowed to operate in the territories under his control. The UCDP is a quasi-religious party with a strong regional base: the North West province. The core of the UCDP’s support stemmed from disgruntled civil servants and the urban centres of North West and tribal chiefs and headmen from the rural areas.

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