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CCEDU urges youth to be at the heart of Uganda’s political process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) called upon government, non-government and inter-governmental entities to ensure that young people are at the heart of Uganda’s political processes as unhampered, active and meaningful players. In a statement to mark International Day of Democracy September 15,  …

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CCEDU proposes UGX 10m fine for threatening candidates, supporters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda- CCEDU has proposed a 10 million shillings fine or a maximum of five years in jail or both for any person who threatens candidates and supporters during campaigns and elections. Presenting the consolidated views of …

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Electoral Commission warns observers against reporting live events

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has warned observers against reporting live events during elections. Following the release of the 2021 election road map, several Non-Government Organizations have embarked on preparation for the polls as observers. According Electoral Commission guidelines, the role of election observers is to study …

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Museveni’s electoral reforms

Why opposition shouldn’t expect President to drop winning strategy Kampala, Uganda | AGATHER ATUHAIRE | Since Attorney General William Byaruhanga tabled before parliament the government proposed electoral reforms on July 26, attention has been on how opposition parties will react to them. Presentation of the proposed reforms is, on paper, a …

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Electoral Reforms finally

The good and the bad from government’s tabled amendments Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The demand for electoral reforms in Uganda has been a persistent cry from the opposition and civil society for over ten years with each election cycle prompting a new call for the government to introduce …

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Museveni contradicting himself on creation of new districts –Analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political and economic experts have criticized the National Resistance Movement –NRM’s mission of fragmenting the country into smaller administrative units. They say for instance the cost of maintaining the increasing number of districts, municipalities town councils, and sub-counties is shooting to unbearable levels. Makerere …

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Why NRM fears Independent MPs

Numbers show if not checked, 30% MPs to be Independent Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Finally, President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party and the four opposition parties represented in parliament have something they agree on; aspiring Independent MPs must be failed at the next election in 2021. They accuse …

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Stop petitioning Museveni to leave power-Mao

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao has said that opposition parties must move away from writing petitions to President Museveni calling for his retirement. Mao says opposition parties should instead devise other strategies which will make Museveni realize that his continued stay in …

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Electoral commission lifts CCEDU ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has lifted the ban slapped on Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU). in July last year. The lifting of the ban was announced on Thursday in a letter signed by Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Byabakama Simon after a meeting with CCEDU representatives. …

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