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NRM candidates decry pressure from independents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM candidates in Masaka sub-region are decrying the hard times they are facing from independent candidates. Besides facing competition from opposition candidates, the majority of NRM candidates in greater Masaka region are also facing serious challenge from NRM leaning independent candidates. The …

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Independents give Bududa, Manafwa NRM officials sleepless nights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The high number of independent candidates in Manafwa and Bududa districts has raised concern among National Resistance Movement-NRM party officials. According to the local party officials, almost all those who lost in the NRM primaries have bounced back as independents. The party officials say …

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Parties struggle as defeated candidates join independents queue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through their umbrella organization, the Interparty Organization for Dialogue [IPOD] had proposed an amendment to the electoral laws which would have seen people barred from contesting as independents if they lost party primaries. This was one of the rarest cases in which …

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MPs who lost in NRM primaries not to contest as independents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some Members of Parliament who lost in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries have said they will not contest on the independent ticket in the 2021 elections. The MPs also want the party to address the mess that characterized the elections. They cited the …

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NRM officials worried about members opting to run as independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of National Resistance Movement-NRM party members opting to run as independents in Mukono district in the next general election is giving the party officials headache. The officials are worried that the decision by the party members to go independent will …

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NRM primaries losers in Kabarole asked not to contest as independents

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement – NRM chairperson for Kababrole and Fort Portal city John Kusemererwa has pleaded with party members who were defeated in the primaries not to contest as independents in the general elections next year. In the just-concluded NRM party primaries, some candidates …

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Five things to watch for in Russian polls

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russians vote in local and regional elections on Sunday. Here are five things to watch for during the elections that will take place in each of the country’s 85 regions. – How the Kremlin fares  –  Gubernatorial elections will take place in 16 regions. Elections to …

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IPOD drafts proposal to restrict independent candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) have drafted a proposal which calls for individuals seeking to contest as independents to resign from political parties 12 months before elections. Candidates who contest and lose in political parties will thus be blocked from …

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