It is a typical long con.
First they introduced the racist reserved presidency. They knew that the people will oppose. So they created a distraction by having one of their unqualified dogs dropping hints that she is going to contest despite obviously being of the wrong race. But now instead of screaming that the reserved presidency is racist, the people are demanding that the candidate should be of the stated race they wanted and playing right into their hands.
You think they are stupid and would make such an obvious blunder over their chosen puppet? No. It is political chess and they have already planned 4 moves ahead.
They will have their puppet president of that race. But this time round, they will tell you that it is because the people wants it.