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JEEMA rejects digital campaigns, wants polls postponed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Justice Forum (JEEMA) has appealed to Parliament to ensure that the country holds elections as provided for under the Constitution or recommend a postponement of the polls until threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic are dealt with. JEEMA President Asuman Basalirwa made the …

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FDC calls for transitional government instead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has opposed an election in 2021 and instead asked Parliament to consider a transitional government for Uganda. FDC, the main opposition political group in Uganda now wants the government to process a constitutional amendment introducing a ‘transitional …

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Gov’t seeks to suspend delegates conferences ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has proposed that political parties waive the requirement of holding delegates conferences to determine it’s official candidates for different leadership positions.  Instead, the parties have been advised to allow their top organs to handpick the candidates. This and other proposals are carried …

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IPOD members engage EC on conducting an election with integrity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD have asked the Electoral Commission-EC to engage various political players to harmonise the revised electoral roadmap as the country battles COVID 19. The matter came up during a discussion between the parties and EC held at …

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2021 elections: Gov’t declines to declare state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has taken a decision not to declare a state of emergency in the country which would lead to the postponement of the 2021 general elections. The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministers, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed this while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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Muntu nominated ANT presidential candidate unopposed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rtd. Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu has sailed through unopposed as the first presidential candidate for the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party. He was nominated at a function held at the ANT party secretariat along Buganda road in Kampala under the supervision of the …

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FDC engaging EC on virtual campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party says it will continue engaging with Electoral Commission to reverse its proposal requiring candidates to hold virtual campaigns. This stems from a revised roadmap for the 2021 elections issued by Electoral Commission indicating that candidates will campaign virtually …

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EC tasked to address anticipated cyber violence during virtual campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET has tasked Electoral Commission to address the anticipated cyber violence especially targeting women during the virtual 2021 election campaigns. According to the revised roadmap of 2021 elections issued by Electoral Commission, all candidates are expected to use digital platforms for campaigning …

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Misleading to call 2021 elections scientific – Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission, the body tasked with organizing elections in Uganda has said it is misleading to call the 2021 elections scientific.  Speaking to Uganda Radio Network – URN, Jotham Taremwa, the Electoral Commission spokesperson said they wonder where people are getting the term scientific …

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Norbert Mao wants parliament to discuss postponing 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the debate on the recently released Electoral Commission revised roadmap that will see the 2021 elections held without mass campaigns rages, Norbert Mao, the DP president has said parliament should debate the possibility of postponing these elections. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network -URN …

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