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THIS WEEK: Lawyers seek annulment of age limit law

THIS WEEK: Lawyers seek annulment of age limit law Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their umbrella – Uganda Law Society on Jan.15 petitioned Court challenging the constitutionality of the recently passed constitutional amendments where presidential age limits were removed from the constitution and the term of office of …

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THIS WEEK: MPs seek security over age limit law

THIS WEEK: MPs seek security over age limit law Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs who voted for the passing of the age limit law in December 2017 have requested for guards from Police after they claimed they received threats from unknown people over how they voted. An unspecified …

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How Ugandan MPs voted to scrap presidential age limit

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Ugandan lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to remove presidential age limits, paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. The highly controversial bill passed with 315 votes for, 62 against and two abstentions, after three days of chaotic debates in …

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From A to Z: How they voted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | How MPs voted Wednesday afternoon on the motion for the second reading of the report (317 YES, 97 NO ) on the Uganda Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the lifting of the term limits on the presidency, return of presidential term …

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AGE LIMIT: Yes 317, No 97

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 has passed the Second reading with the requried two-thirds majority. The vote result was 317 YES, 97 NO. For the vote to be carried, it required two thirds which is 289 of 434 MPs. The House has already started considering …

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LIVE: Voting starts on 2nd reading of Age Limit bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voting has started to pass the second reading of the Constitutional Ammendment Bill 2017 in Uganda’s parliament. Despite protests my some MPs that only 197 had contributed to the debate, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga went on to put the report to the vote. For the …

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LIVE: What the MPs are saying in the Age Limit debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After another dramatic morning in which today’s parliament session was briefly suspended over claims soldiers were camped at the Catholic and Anglican prayer places, MPs started contributing to the debate on the Constitution Amendment Bill (No2) of 2017. When the plenary resumed after Speaker Rebecca …

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