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NRM to hold talks with its independent candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement party [NRM] has said starting this Tuesday, it will begin holding talks with its members who were defeated in party primaries but opted to be nominated as independent parliamentary candidates. Speaking to news reporters at the party’s secretariat plot 10, …

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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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Political Parties urged not to lock Independents out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Don Dr Simba Sallie Kayunga has urged political parties not to frustrate independent candidates by locking them out of political processes. Dr, observes that independent candidates have played a key role in setting Uganda’s political agenda, under Uganda’s multi-party dispensation. He adds …

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Masaka voters reject proposed restrictions on independents

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The proposal that seeks to regulate independent candidates in political contestation has meet stiff resistance during the Masaka regional consultations on the Electoral Reforms bill. On Friday, the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee held a public meeting at Masaka District council hall to solicit public …

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