Uganda

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Uganda will hold legislative and presidential elections on February 18, 2011.

Uganda Political Parties

  • National Resistance Movement (NRM)
  • Inter-party Co-operation (IPC)

Uganda Presidential Elections 2011

Uganda Legislative Elections 2011

Other information about Elections 2011

  • January 24, 2011: US State Department issued a travel warning for anyone living in or planning to travel to Uganda, ahead of general elections.
  • on February 4, 2011, Dr Kizza Besigye of Inter-Party Cooperation, Mr Olara Otunnu of Uganda Peoples Congress and Democratic Party's Norbert Mao meets US Deputy Secretary James Steinberg, Ass. Secretary Johnnie Carson and expresses their doubt that they strongly believe that the February 18, 2011 general elections will not be held in a free and fair atmosphere.
  • On February 5, 2011, Uganda People's Congress (UPC) and Forum for Democratic Change approaches Constitutional Court to halt the presidential elections due February 18, 2011, until the Electoral Commission (EC) addresses their grievances. They also prayed the court to declare that Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has breached the Constitution, thereby giving himself undue advantage.
  • February 9, 2011: Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) led by the former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, Dame Billie Miller will be deployed for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
  • February 9, 2011: Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kigundu announces the Electoral Commission's rules that the media is expected to follow during the election process.
  • February 9, 2011: Inter Party Coalition (IPC) presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has asked the Defence Forces chief, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, to keep the army away from elections.
  • February 13, 2011: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni threatens use of army if violent protests follow during elections.
  • February 18, 2011: Elections held peacefully.
  • February 19, 2011: Museveni reported to be having an early edge as result counting process begins. Dr Kizza Besigye displays dozens of pre-ticked ballot papers and vowed to reject results from what he says was a "sham" electoral process.
  • February 23, 2011: International observers criticised the polls but appreciated at the Uganda on improvements made since the 2006 elections. Opponents continue to get international attention to condemn the poll verdict.