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PLOT TWIST: Now, FDC ready to take over IPOD leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change party- FDC says it is ready to take over leadership of the Inter-Party Dialogue (IPOD). IPOD is supported by Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). The parties subscribing to IPOD include; National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change …

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Museveni’s electoral reforms

Why opposition shouldn’t expect President to drop winning strategy Kampala, Uganda | AGATHER ATUHAIRE | Since Attorney General William Byaruhanga tabled before parliament the government proposed electoral reforms on July 26, attention has been on how opposition parties will react to them. Presentation of the proposed reforms is, on paper, a …

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Electoral Reforms finally

The good and the bad from government’s tabled amendments Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The demand for electoral reforms in Uganda has been a persistent cry from the opposition and civil society for over ten years with each election cycle prompting a new call for the government to introduce …

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Kadaga, IPOD meet over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Inter party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) Council have met the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to discuss the IPOD resolution of enacting electoral reforms. The iPod is composed of Political Parties including National Resistance Movement (NRM), Democratic Party (DP), Justice Forum (JEEMA), …

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Mao blasts FDC, IPOD Summit goes into the night

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) Nobert Mao has blasted the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) for continuously snubbing the IPOD summit. Like in the first summit, FDC has participated at council level but refused to attend the summit. Mao …

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IPOD delegates angered by Museveni’s delayed arrival

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Delegates at the second Summit of the Interparty Organisation of Dialogue-IPOD have expressed anger over delays caused by the late arrival of the NRM National Chairman, Yoweri Museveni. He was yet to arrive at  6pm, with IPOD Summit organisers saying he has been delayed by …

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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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Political parties draft proposal to restrict Independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through 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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IPOD Summit postponed, venue changed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit has been pushed to Monday, May 20, 2019. Its venue has also changed from Lira to Protea Hotel, Entebbe. IPOD is an umbrella of political parties with representation in parliament. These include the ruling National Resistance …

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