An Examination Of The Law Relating To Election Malpractices In Uganda.

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ABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ........................................................................................................... i

APPROVAL ................................................................................................................ ii

SYNOPSIS ............................................................................................................... iii

DEDICATION ........................................................................................................... iv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................... v

TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................................. vi

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ......................................................................................... ix

UST OF LEGISLATIONS ............................................................................................ x

LIST OF CASES ........................................................................................................ xi

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION ....................................................... 1

1.1. Background to the Study ........................ .-...................................................... 1

1.2. Statement of the Problem ............................................................................. 2

1.3. Objectives of the Study ................................................................................. 3

1.4. Significance of the Study ............................................................................... 3

1.5. Scope of the Study ....................................................................................... 4

1.6. Research Questions ...................................................................................... 4

1.7. Methodology ................................................................................................ 4

1.8. Literature Review ..................................................... -..................................... 4

1.9. Chapterisation .............................................................................................. 7

CHAPTER TWO: ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY IN UGANDA .................................... 9

2.1. Introduction ................................................................................................. 9

2.2. Elections vis-as-vis democracy ....................................................................... 9

2.3. Relevancy of Election .................................................................................. 10

2.4. The origin of elections in Uganda ................................................................. 11

2.4.1. The true beginning of electoral flaws and malpractices in the electoral .......... 14

process in Uganda ..................................................................................... 14

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2.4.2. Assessment of the 2001, 2006 and 2011 elections ........................................ 15

2.5. The Effect of Failure to have Free and Fair Elections ..................................... 18

CHAPTER THREE: REVIEW OF ELECTORAL LAWS AND SELECTED CASES IN

RELATION TO ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES ..................................................... 20

3.l. Introduction ............................................................................................ 20

3.2. Weaknesses and manipulations of the laws and the malpractices ............... 20

A historical perspective ............................................................................ 20

3.2.1. The 1980 Elections .................................................................................. 23

3.2.2. The 2001 Elections .................................................................................. 25

3.2.2.1. Analysis of Selected Judicial Decisions during this period ............................ 27

3.2.3. Reflections on the 2006 Elections and the Related Legislation ..................... 32

3.3 The 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections .................................... .40

3.4. The role of the Electoral Commission, Press, and Election Monitoring .......... 41

Groups in Electoral Processes ................................................................... 41

3.4.1. The Electoral Commission ....................................................................... .41

3.4.2. The role of media .................................................................................... 42

3.4.3. The role of security forces ........................................................................ 43

3.4.4. The Role of Foreign Observers and Monitoring Teams in the Electoral ....... .45

Process ................................................................................................... 45

3.4.5. Conclusion ........................................... ,. .................................................. 47

CHAPTER FOUR: CHALLENGES TO THE LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL

FRAMEWORK AND OTHER ACTORS ................................................................. 48

4.1. Introduction ............................................................................................... 48

4.2. Challenges to the laws ................................................................................ 48

4.3. Security forces ............................................................................................ 49

4.4. Media and election monitoring groups ....................... ' ................................... 50

4.5. Electoral Commission .................................................................................. 51

4.6. Lessons from Kenya Elections ...................................................................... 52

4.7. Conclusion .............................................................................................. 53

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ELIJAH, K (2021). An Examination Of The Law Relating To Election Malpractices In Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-law-relating-to-election-malpractices-in-uganda

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ELIJAH, KYETUNDA "An Examination Of The Law Relating To Election Malpractices In Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-law-relating-to-election-malpractices-in-uganda. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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ELIJAH, KYETUNDA . "An Examination Of The Law Relating To Election Malpractices In Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021. Web. 17 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-law-relating-to-election-malpractices-in-uganda >.

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ELIJAH, KYETUNDA . "An Examination Of The Law Relating To Election Malpractices In Uganda." Afribary (2021). Accessed October 17, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-law-relating-to-election-malpractices-in-uganda