Uganda: Information on whether the Ugandan People's Congress is represented in parliament and if so, how many seats does it have
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 April 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||UGA23528.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Information on whether the Ugandan People's Congress is represented in parliament and if so, how many seats does it have, 1 April 1996, UGA23528.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad0d58.html [accessed 24 May 2017]|
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Information on whether the Ugandan People's Congress (UPC) is represented in parliament could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
However, the New African Yearbook 1995-1996 states that candidates for the 28 March 1994 elections of the Constituent Assembly could only stand as individuals and not as representatives of a political party. An Agence France Presse (AFP) article of 22 September 1995 states that under the new constitution political parties will continue to be banned.
Please consult the attached facsimile received by the DIRB from the Uganda High Commission in Ottawa for information on Members of Parliament with known past and present affiliations to the UPC, and the names of UPC party leaders returned from exile (9 April 1996).
Also attached are the following media reports on the upcoming presidential election and the UPC's unofficial endorsement of a single candidate in a coalition campaign known as the National Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC): AFP of 25 March 1996 and 23 January 1996; Reuters of 10 December 1995, 23 November 1995, 16 September 1995, and 27 July 1995; Xinhua News Agency of 18 March 1996.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Agence France Presse (AFP). 23 January 1996. "Ugandan Opposition Leader Launches Campaign, Attacks Museveni." (NEXIS)
New African Yearbook 1995-1996. 10th ed. Edited by Alan Rake. Hunter Publishing: Edison, NJ.
Agence France Presse. 25 March 1996. Vincent Mayanja. "Uganda Approaches First Presidential Election in a Decade." (NEXIS)
_____. 23 January 1996. "Ugandan Opposition Leader Launches Campaign, Attacks Museveni." (NEXIS)
_____. 22 September 1995. "Uganda Adopts New Constitution." (NEXIS)
New African Yearbook 1995-1996. 10th ed. Edited by Alan Rake. Hunter Publishing: Edison, NJ. p. 487.
Reuters. 10 December 1995. BC Cycle. "Ugandan Opposition Agrees on Joint Candidate." (NEXIS)
_____.23 November 1995. BC Cycle. "Uganda's Museveni Appoints Campaign Team." (NEXIS)
_____. 16 September 1995. BC Cycle. Edmond Kizito. "Ugandan Opposition Party to Decide on Candidate." (NEXIS)
_____. 27 July 1995. BC Cycle. "Uganda Party Threatens to Boycott Assembly." (NEXIS)
Uganda High Commission, Ottawa. 9 April 1996. Facsimile letter received by the DIRB
Xinhua News Agency. 18 March 1996. "Uganda Oppositions Attack Government." (NEXIS)