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The zombification of political parties

When politicians install relatives as successors,turning a party into a quasi-dynasty or political family business COMMENT | JAN-WERNER MUELLER | Among her final acts as chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel requested that her colleagues endorse the two people handpicked by Donald Trump to replace her. Following loud cheering, …

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Enhance youth mentorship in leadership development: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy-NIMD has asked the government to amend the Political Parties and Organisations Act to provide for the establishment of mentorship programs for youth in the different political parties. Presenting results of a study on the challenges facing youth and women …

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Increase funding to political party forum – LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has called for increased funding to the National Consultative Forum in a bid to empower it in fast-tracking its statutory mandate under the Political Parties Organizations Act. The Opposition says enhanced funding will improve operations of the Forum and build capacities …

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IPOD drafting new MoU for political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD is in the process of drafting a new Memorandum of Understanding-MoU that binds all political parties with representation in Parliament. Four political parties namely the Democratic Party-DP, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, National Resistance Movement-NRM and Uganda People’s Congress-UPC signed …

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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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Oulanyah contacts parties over formation of Appointments committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that he has informally contacted leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament over the nomination of members to the appointments committee. The Appointments Committee is supposed to comprise of not less than fifteen and not more …

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