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Political parties draft proposal to restrict Independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) have drafted a proposal which calls for individuals seeking to contest as independents to resign from political parties 12 months before elections. Candidates who contest and lose in political parties will thus be blocked from …

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Algeria announces election as protests keep up pressure

Alger, Algeria | AFP | Algeria will head to the polls in July, the presidency announced Wednesday, as demonstrators kept up protests against the ruling elite following veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation. Presidential elections will be held on July 4, interim leader Abdelkader Bensalah’s office said, just hours after he pledged …

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Lawyers Ssempebwa, Jjuuko drag AG to Court over Electoral Reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Now Professors Frederick Ssempbebwa, Fredrick W. Jjuuko and Charles Cha Katiba have taken the Attorney General William Byaruhanga to court for failing to implement electoral reforms as ordered by the Supreme Court in the 2016 Presidential election petition judgement. Through their lawyers Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Tusasirwe and …

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‘Museveni’s sole candidature not a surprise’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Betty Nambooze, the Mukono North County MP has said that the decision by NRM’s Central Executive Committee-CEC endorsing President Yoweri Museveni as sole candidate in the 2021 elections should not surprise Ugandans. Museveni’s sole candidature resolution was reached Tuesday after a 5-day CEC retreat in …

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CEC endorses Museveni as sole NRM candidate for 2021

Chobe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Central Executive Committee, the supreme organ of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party candidate for the 2021 elections. The resolution was reached on Tuesday afternoon during the five day retreat of the NRM Central Executive Committee …

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Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of ‘ruthless’ response

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be “ruthless” with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, causing widespread anger. New polls have …

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Proposal on lining up in NRM polls draws mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions amongst members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party on a proposal by the party’s top organ-the Central Executive Committee (CEC), endorsing lining up as a mode of holding internal elections. The proposal that was sanctioned at the opening …

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