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Spain’s Sanchez faces tight parliament vote to remain PM

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain’s parliament will vote Tuesday on whether to confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime minister at the helm of the country’s first-ever coalition government. Sanchez, who has stayed on as a caretaker premier since inconclusive elections last year, is seeking to be reappointed for another …

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Busoga bishop warns politicians against making empty promises

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Bishop of central Busoga diocese, Rt. Rev. Patrick Wakula has called upon politicians to desist from making empty promises to win elections.  While preaching to Christians at Iganga Cathedral Church on Christmas Day, Wakula says that voters are outraged that several promises made in …

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Register for 2020-2021 general elections

COMMENT | Yoweri Kaguta Museveni | Greetings to all of you Ugandans. On New Year’s Day I will make a broadcast where I will give a detailed report of whatever is happening. However, for today I wanted to salute the Electoral Commission for registering voters and also for extending the registration time …

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DEC 23: Electoral Commission again extends register updates deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission  has further extended the period for the general update of the National Voters’ Register to December 23. Tomorrow was supposed to have been the close of the extended exercise but according to the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, they “received several requests from …

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UN women to train women vying for political office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is to train over 6,000 women with political ambitions for the forth coming 2021 general elections. The women will be trained on how to network with influential people, debate eloquently and how …

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Algerian anti-election marchers vote with their feet

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard. Candidates have been loudly heckled during rare and low-key campaign events and their posters …

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