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Uganda: Dates of the parliamentary elections held in the country since 1995 and a list of all the candidates and those who won

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 9 July 2002
Citation / Document Symbol UGA39535.E
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Sources indicate that Ugandan parliamentary elections were held in June 1996 (Europa 2001 2001, 3995; Keesing's 1996, 41129). While the main polling day was 27 June 1996 (ibid.; CNN n.d.), "separate polls for MPs representing special interest groups were held on June 6-8 for youth representatives, June 8 for worker's representatives and June 25 for the election of persons with disabilities" (Keesing's 1996, 41129).

Reports also stated that the next legislative elections were conducted on 26 June 2001 (CNN n.d.; Elections Around the World 19 May 2002; BBC 26 June 2001). BCC added that while 214 out 295 seats were concerned, seats reserved for "special interest groups such as the army, youth and women are filled by separate elections" (26 June 2001). According to People in Power, 2001 Ugandan parliamentary elections were conducted on 16 and 26 June (1 May 2002).

Referring to the June 2001 Ugandan legislative elections, a BBC report noted that they have been held under "Mr. Museveni [President of Uganda]'s Movement system of government, which restricts political party activity" (26 June 2001). The same report added that "by law, every Ugandan belongs to the Movement, and candidates for political office must complete on individual merit." (ibid.). This information was corroborated by two other reports (CNN n.d.; Elections Around the World 19 May 2002).

Please see the attached list by district of parliamentary representatives for June 1996 provided by the High Commission of the Republic of Uganda. Also attached is a report from New Vision on June 2001 Ugandan MP election results.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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. Please find below the list of sources additional consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

BBC. 26 June 2002. "Uganda Vote for Legislature." [Accessed 5 June 2002]

CNN. n.d. "World ElectionsWatch: Uganda." [http://www.cnn.com/World/election.watch/africa/uganda3.html> [Accessed 3 July 2002]

Elections Around the World. 19 May 2002 (last update). "Elections in Angola." [Accessed 3 July 2002]

The Europa World Year Book 2001. 2001. 42nd ed. Vol. 3. London: Europa Publications.

High Commission of the Republic of Uganda, Ottawa. 8 July 2002. Correspondence.

New Vision [Kampala]. 28 June 2001. "MP Election Results: Adjumani-Kalangala, Kampala-Lira, Luwero-Mubende, Mukono-Yumbe." [Accessed 10 July 2002]

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. June 1996. Vol. 42, No. 6. "Uganda: Legislative Elections."

People in Power. 1 May 2002. Release No. 90. Cambridge: CIRCA Research and Reference Information.

Attachments

High Commission of the Republic of Uganda, Ottawa. 8 July 2002. Correspondence, p. 14.

New Vision [Kampala]. 28 June 2001. "MP Election Results: Adjumani-Kalangala, Kampala-Lira, Luwero-Mubende, Mukono-Yumbe." [Accessed 10 July 2002], p. 17.

Additional Sources Consulted

No response to a letter requesting information addressed to the Legislative Librarian, Parliament of Uganda, has been received.

IRB Database.

LEXIS/NEXIS.

Resources Centre country file. Uganda.

Internet Websites including:

Africatime.

Allafrica.

Amnesty International.

BBC Africa.

Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

                                   

Relief Web.

World Almanac.

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