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EC wants powers to ban presidential candidates who flout electoral laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama has sought a provision giving them power to ban campaigns of any presidential candidate who flouts electoral laws and guidelines. Byabakama was on Thursday appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently collecting views …

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Committee needs UGX 200m for regional consultations on electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee will need 200 million shillings to facilitate regional consultations on the recently tabled electoral reforms. The reforms were tabled by the government through the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, …

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MPs task Attorney General on Supreme Court recommendations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has directed Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana to present reforms that were recommended by the Supreme Court since 2001. The Committee Chairperson Markson Jacob Oboth-Oboth made the directive on Tuesday during an interface with Mwesigwa who appeared alongside Justice …

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Electoral reforms: Committee to start with regional consultations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee will kick start the review of the electoral reforms bills with regional consultations to get citizen’s views. Last week, Government tabled five electoral reform bills including the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill No.17, 2019, the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill …

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