Uganda: Management of Elections

Published: January 1, 2010 | By Sekaggya, Margaret | Library item

Uganda is scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in early 2011. The last general elections held in 2006, the first under a multi-party system since 1980, were controversial and the results contested. A Supreme Court judgment on the presidential elections confirmed the existence of significant irregularities, but ultimately declined to declare that the result was invalid. This report considers the current situation in relation to the legislative framework, the context for elections in Uganda and the functioning of the EC (EC), with the aim of contributing to the process of ensuring that the 2011 elections are more widely accepted than those of 2006.