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Electoral Reform Bills debate: MPs oppose restrictions on independents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several legislators have rejected proposals in the Electoral Reform bills, which seek to regulate the participation of independent candidates in presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. In July last year, government tabled proposed reforms to several laws including the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill No.17, 2019, …

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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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CCEDU proposes UGX 10m fine for threatening candidates, supporters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda- CCEDU has proposed a 10 million shillings fine or a maximum of five years in jail or both for any person who threatens candidates and supporters during campaigns and elections. Presenting the consolidated views of …

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