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ANALYSIS: New EC, old problems

Museveni’s new team at Electoral Commission in trouble even before it starts work When outgoing Electoral Commission Chairman Baddru Kigundu announced the Presidential election results on Feb. 20, there was a sizable backlash from a cross-section of Ugandans. Many of them did not believe the results were a true reflection …

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DP petitions parliament to stay vetting of new Uganda EC

The opposition Democratic Party (DP) on Thursday petitioned the Speaker and Leader of Opposition, asking parliament to stay the vetting of newly nominated members of the Electoral Commission. The party’s president Norbert Mao, accompanied by the party secretary general Mathias Nsubuga, handed a petition to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in which they …

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Justice Byabakama new head of Uganda Electoral Commission

The new EC: 1. Justice Simon M. Byabakama – Chairperson 2. Hajjati Aisha Lubega – Deputy Chairperson 3. Mr. Peter Emorut – Member 4. Mr. Stephen Tashobya – Member 5. Prof. George Piwang – Member 6. Mr. Mustapha Ssebagala Kigozi – Member President Yoweri Museveni has nominated  Court of Appeal’s Justice …

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Who should be on next electoral commission?

COMMENT: By Mwambutsya Ndebesa Countries that have been hailed for making headway in democratic transitions respect impartiality Electoral governance is very central in the transition to a democratic dispensation. In fact, the appointment of the electoral commission is a test of whether the country has chosen to take the path …

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Electoral Commission sued over 2016 elections tender

The Electoral Commission (EC) has been dragged to the Commercial Court by a company that claims it was sidelined in the award of a tender to provide voter education and display of voters registers in the February 2016 Uganda General elections. A human resource company Terp Group Ltd accuses the …

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VIDEO: Ministers disown EC’s Kiggundu over LC monies

VIDEO: Electoral Commission boss eng Dr Badru Kiggundu and his delegation found themselves in an awkward situation after two ministers disowned their demands for sh37 billion =to organize LC 1 elections across the country. Gender , labour and social development minister Janat Mukwaya questioned the figures despite Attoney General William Byaruhanga insisting the ministry …

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Kiggundu: No money for Uganda LC1 elections this year

The Electoral Commission (EC) has halted the process of organising Uganda’s Local Council (LC) 1 and 2 elections until they get full funding. The chairman of the commission Badru Kiggundu while meeting members on Parliament’s Legal Committee today, said that the commission has decided to halt the exercise due to lack of funds. …

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Electoral Commission clears 8 presidential candidates for 2016 general election

Dr. Kizza Besigye will vie for next year’s presidential election alongside seven others following clearance from the Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday. The eight candidates cleared include; Yoweri Museveni, the incumbent, running on the NRM party ticket; Amama Mbabazi, Museveni’s erstwhile ally and former prime minister and NRM Secretary General running …

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