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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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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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Museveni tells off the Opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has lashed at the Opposition for criticizing Government programs instead of developing their constituents. He said the opposition in Parliament has not done anything tangible for the people it represents. During the State of the Nation Address at Serena International Conference …

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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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Second IPOD summit to be held in Lira

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit will be held next week in Lira district. Frank Rusa, the Executive Secretary of IPOD and country representative of Netherland Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), says taking the summit to Lira is meant to ensure …

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Why NRM fears Independent MPs

Numbers show if not checked, 30% MPs to be Independent Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Finally, President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party and the four opposition parties represented in parliament have something they agree on; aspiring Independent MPs must be failed at the next election in 2021. They accuse …

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Political parties to review public order management act

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) are set to dialogue on the implementation of Public Order Management Act (POMA). The dialogue is being organised by the IPOD secretariat and Office of the Prime Minister. The event will be held …

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Opposition rejects administration of parliament amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition political parties have rejected the Administration of Parliament Amendment Bill 2018. The objective of the Bill is to amend the Administration of Parliament Act to allow for the election of Leader of Opposition following the nomination of at least three contenders by the …

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FDC, UPC clash over NRM Links

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Secretary General has tasked Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) to explain its alliance with the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party. Mafabi questioned UPC’s link to NRM during the launch of Political Parties Capacity Support Project, which is supported …

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