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EC wants powers to ban presidential candidates who flout electoral laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama has sought a provision giving them power to ban campaigns of any presidential candidate who flouts electoral laws and guidelines. Byabakama was on Thursday appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently collecting views …

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NRM wants presidential candidates to declare assets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has proposed that presidential candidates should be mandated to declare their assets and liabilities with the Inspector General of Government (IGG) before nomination. The party also wants every presidential candidate to declare and file with the Electoral Commission …

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Outsider leads after upset Tunisia presidential poll

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied on Monday led Tunisia’s presidential polls with two-thirds of the votes counted, the electoral commission said, after the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring. Saied was on 18.9 percent, ahead of imprisoned …

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President Museveni wants EC to conduct UNSA elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC will oversee the forthcoming elections of Uganda National Students Association-UNSA, URN has learnt. The decision was reportedly reached in a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni, the patron of UNSA and the association leadership held at Entebbe State House on Monday. The meeting followed …

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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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ELECTORAL COMMISSION: Voters register, not IDs, will be key

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Electoral Commission is set re-organize polling stations, and warned that no one not on the voter’s register will be allowed to vote, even if they have national identity cards. The commission vice chairperson, Hajat Aisha Lubega disclosed this during a meeting with electoral officials …

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NRM party primaries flop in Kaabong

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM Party primary elections in the Kaabong Woman MP by-election flopped. The elections were to take place yesterday, according to Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the NRM electoral commission. However, several voters remained stranded at polling stations across the district with …

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EC bans street processions ahead of polls in Hoima, Kaabong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has banned street processions in Hoima and Kaabong districts, as the areas await polls, slated for September 26, 2019. The electorate will be voting for woman representatives in Parliament and local government committees. The Parliamentary seats in the two districts fell …

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