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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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Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution that could see him rule until 2034. “It’s the day you’ve been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands of farmers in the central Gitega district on Tuesday, threatening …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni attends Kabarole age limit meeting

THIS WEEK: Museveni attends Kabarole age limit meeting Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On invitation by the Burahya county legislator Margret Muhanga Mugisa, President Museveni on Nov.16 attended a meeting aimed at rallying people to support amendment of article 102(b) of the constitution that seeks to remove presidential age limits …

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Age limit should be maintained-Baryamureeba

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former Presidential Candidate Professor Venansius Baryamureeba has asked MPs to resist attempts of amending article 102 (b) of the Constitution to remove the presidential age limit to allow for a peaceful transition of power from Yoweri Museveni to another leader. Baryamureeba while appearing before the …

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COMMENT: Mulira wrong on age-limit Bill

The claim that proposed amendment is unconstitutional is peppered with misrepresentation COMMENT | Stuart Oramire | As an ardent reader of senior counsel and citizen, Peter Mulira’s articles, I keenly read the opinion he authored in the Daily Monitor newspaper of October 17, 2017 titled `Constitution should not be tampered with …

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It is ‘Aye’ for Magyezi’s plan to scrap presidential age limit

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s parliament on Wednesday took the first step towards scrapping the presidential age limit that would allow long-standing ruler Yoweri Museveni to stay in power. Tempers frayed for a second day over a plan, backed by members of President Museveni’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, …

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AGE LIMIT: Parliament disrupted a second time

THE FULL STORY:  MPs chant Uganda National anthem, force Kadaga to adjourn Parliament  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was Tuesday forced to adjourn the afternoon sitting of parliament after members from the opposition blocked Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi from moving a motion that would lead to …

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Afro-barometer poll shows Ugandans want age limit maintained

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A new survey has indicated that majority of Ugandans favor maintaining an age limit of 75 years for presidential candidates. The survey conducted by Afro-barometer showed that up to 75% of Ugandans across the political divide, age, and gender want the presidential age limit maintained. …

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