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EC adjusts dates for Presidential, Parliamentary nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The dates for the nomination of Presidential and Parliamentary candidates have been extended to early October. The Electoral Commission had in it’s earlier roadmap set the nomination of presidential candidates for August 12, 2020, and Parliamentary nominations for August 20, 2020. But The Electoral Commission …

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EC seeks SH263b for referendum on Presidential Term

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has not provided funding for a referendum on the extension of the presidential term of office from the current five to seven years. At least 263 billion Shillings is required by the Electoral Commission to conduct the referendum in the financial year …

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Mexican presidential race kicks off with nominations

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The campaign for Mexico’s July 1 presidential election began in earnest Sunday as the country’s top parties officially nominated their candidates, with all three front-runners trying to sell a message of change. It is still a wide-open race to succeed President Enrique Pena Nieto, …

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FDC sues Kayihura over Patrick Amuriat Oboi presidential campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI| Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has dragged the Inspector General of police Kale Kayihura to the Highcourt in Kampala, accusing him of disrupting their on-going party presidential campaigns. Through the Buhweju county MP Francis Mwijukye the party seeks a restraining order against the police …

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Presidential polls annulled around the world

Paris, France | AFP | The annulment by Kenya’s Supreme Court of last month’s presidential poll is a first in Africa, but has several precedents on other continents over the past two decades. – Austria: marathon election – Green-backed Alexander Van der Bellen, who ran as an independent, was declared …

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The next presidential debate

Public reaction shows why Museveni should not dodge again The debate is the thing. And President Yoweri Museveni missed it the last time – on Jan. 15. Another one is slated for Feb.10. Should he miss it again? The president and his advisors appear to say he should `dodge’ again. …

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