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29 express interest in presidency

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 29 aspirants have so far notified the Electoral Commission about plans to conduct consultations as presidential aspirants ahead of the 2021 elections. Some of the prominent people include retired Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, 2016 presidential candidate Elton Joseph …

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Parliament legalises use of technology in elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has legalised the use of technology in the management of general elections. The move is in accordance with a recommendation of the Supreme Court in the presidential election petition of Amama Mbabazi Vs Y. K. Museveni, Electoral Commission and others. In the ruling, judges …

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Parliament maintains UGX 3M nomination fees for aspirants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has maintained the Shillings 3 million nomination fees for parliamentary aspirants. The matter came up during discussions on the Parliamentary Elections Amendment Bill, 2019 during plenary on Tuesday evening. The Bill among others seeks to amend the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 to delay elections …

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Religious leaders concerned about excluding young voters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders under their organization, the Inter religious Council of Uganda-IRCU have expressed concern over the decision by Electoral Commission to stop registering new voters, a full one year before the 2021 general elections. Speaking at their offices in Mengo along Ssentema road on Monday, IRCU …

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Presidential Consultations: MPs grill Justice Minister over absence of regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has grilled the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu over the absence of regulations for consultations by presidential aspirants. Kamuntu had appeared before the Committee in the company of the Deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi and Electoral Commission officials …

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EC declines to re-open voter registration exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has declined to re-open the registration of voters, a move that was envisaged to allow more people to qualify for voting in the 2021 general election. EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama says that the Commission is not able to re-open another round …

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EC adjusts dates for Presidential, Parliamentary nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The dates for the nomination of Presidential and Parliamentary candidates have been extended to early October. The Electoral Commission had in it’s earlier roadmap set the nomination of presidential candidates for August 12, 2020, and Parliamentary nominations for August 20, 2020. But The Electoral Commission …

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