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PWDs seek more representation in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disability- PWDs want the number of representatives in Parliament increased from five to eight. The PWD League of the Inter-party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD say that the positions should be distributed with each of the four regions represented by two including a male …

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NURP members sue founder, Bobi Wine over changes in party

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party –NURP have sued its founder, Moses Nkonge Kibalama over the recent changes in the party. Others jointly sued with Kibalama include the National Unity Platform – NUP and its leaders who include party President Robert Kyagulanyi alias …

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Village youths leaders want EC to reduce voting time

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The newly elected Village Youths Committee leaders and voters have asked the Electoral Commission to reduce the voting hours in the next round of elections for Special Interest Groups. The youth leaders say that the time allotted during the election of village youth committees on Monday …

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EC explains why some youths missed voting

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Electoral Commission has come out to explain why some of the youths had their names missing during the election today for youth village committees across the country. In some parts of the country, the elections were marred by violence caused especially by missing names on …

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Aine picks presidential nomination forms

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Christopher Aine has picked presidential nominations forms at the Electoral Commission. Aine arrived at Electoral Commission offices on Jinja road exactly 12:45pm on Monday dressed in an African shirt and khaki pair of trousers. Together with his driver and right hand man, they matched to the …

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New Zealand election to be delayed to Oct. 17 due to COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed on Monday that the general election will be held on Oct. 17, four weeks after Sept. 19 when the poll was originally scheduled for. “The Electoral Commission, via the Ministry of Justice, has advised me that a safe …

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Muntu, Rwomushana pick presidential nomination forms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) coordinator retired General Mugisha Muntu on Friday picked presidential nomination papers from the Electoral Commission. Though Muntu was not physically present at the Electoral Commission, his nomination forms were picked by Dan Mugarura Bakaki, the National Electoral Affairs …

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Court dismisses applications seeking virtual campaign ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The two consolidated applications seeking to quash a ban on open-air campaigns have been thrown out by the High Court in Kampala. The applications filed separately by Dr Emmanuel Diini and presidential aspirant Joseph Kabuleta, came after the Electoral Commission announced that persons campaigning …

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19 year old picks presidential nomination papers from EC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A 19-year-old has picked presidential nomination papers from the Electoral Commission.  Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa who picked the forms on Wednesday is in Senior Six vacation, and a former student of Mengo Senior Secondary School.  Kaweesa says that he attained three principal passes in the 2019 …

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