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City mayoral candidate arrested shortly after nomination

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu have arrested Alfred Okwonga, a candidate for Lord Mayor of Gulu city shortly after his being nominated. Okwonga was arrested on Friday at around midday along the Ring road in Pece-Laroo division shortly after successfully being nominated from the Gulu district …

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Observers say Trump may benefit in Democrats’ vote-by-mail push

Washington, US | XINHUA | An unprecedented number of voters are expected to cast their vote through mail due to the still spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s strong oppositions to mail-in voting, several U.S. observers said he will probably benefit from the measure pushed by Democrats. According …

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Could mountains of mail-in ballots spark U.S. election chaos?

Washington, US | XINHUA | This election year could well see the largest number of mail-in ballots in recent memory, and many fear that could cause chaos on election night. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many Americans fret over going to the polls in person, fearing that close contact with …

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NRM officials worried about members opting to run as independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of National Resistance Movement-NRM party members opting to run as independents in Mukono district in the next general election is giving the party officials headache. The officials are worried that the decision by the party members to go independent will …

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NRM cancels Gulu district Woman MP results over malpractices

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Results for three aspirants in the National Resistance Movement – NRM party primaries for the Gulu district Women Parliamentary seat have been cancelled following allegations of election malpractice. George Obwola Ebola, the party’s district election officer says the invalidation of the election results follows anomalies …

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NRM to disqualify candidates involved in violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the NRM Electoral Commission has said that candidates involved in election violence risk being disqualified from the party primaries. Speaking to journalists at the NRM Electoral Commission at Plot 13 Kyadondo road in Kampala on Tuesday, Odoi said …

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