The Taste of Free and Fair Elections in Multiparty Democracy. A Case Study of Kampala District Focusing on the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

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Table of Contents

DEDICATION ......................................................................................................................................... i

DECLARATION .................................................................................................................................... ii

CERTIFICATION .................................................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ...................................................................................................................... iv

ABSTRACT ........................................................................................................................................... v

ABBREVIATION OF KEY TERMS ..................................................................................................... vi

LIST OF STATUTES REFERRED TO .................................................................................................. vii

LIST OF CASES REFERRED ............................................................................................................... vii

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS .................................................... vii

CHAPTER 0 NE ..................................................................................................................................... 1

1.0. Definitions .................................................................................................................................... l

1.1. General Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2

1.2. Historical background of the study ................................................................................................ 4

1.3. Statement of the Problem .............................................................................................................. 5

1.4. Objectives of the study .................................................................................................................. 5

1.5. Hypothesis .................................................................................................................................... 6

1.6. Scope of the Study ........................................................................................................................ 6

1.7. Synopsis ....................................................................................................................................... 7

1.8. Significance of the study ............................................................................................................... 8

1.9. Literature review .......................................................................................................................... 8

1.10. Methodology ............................................................................................................................ 11

CHAPTER TWO: ................................................................................................................................. 12

2.0. Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 12

2.1. Functions and performance of the electoral commission ......................................................... 13

2.2. Registration of voters ............................................................................................................. 15

2.3. The Display of Voters Registers ............................................................................................. 16

2.4. Voter and civic education ....................................................................................................... 17

2.5. Nomination ofCandidates ...................................................................................................... 18

2.6. Qualification of a Presidential Candidate ................................................................................ 19

2.7. Nomination procedures .......................................................................................................... 19

2.8. Facilitation of presidential candidates ..................................................................................... 20

2.9. Nomination of parliamentary candidates ................................................................................ 21

2.9.1. Campaigns ..................................................................................................................... 22

2.9.2 The role of the media in the election ............................................................................... 22

2.9.3. Role of election observers in elections ............................................................................ 23

CHAPTER THREE ............................................................................................................................... 25

3.0. Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 25

3.1. The Constitution .................................................................................................................... 26

3.2. The Presidential Elections Act 2005 ....................................................................................... 28

3.3. The Parliamentary Elections Act 2005 .................................................................................... 30

3.4. The International Covenants I Declarations ............................................................................ 32

CHAPTER FOUR: ................................................................................................................................ 34

4.0. Polling ........................................................................................................................................ 34

4.1 Administrative arrangements ....................................................................................................... 34

4.2 Voting in Restricted Areas ........................................................................................................... 37

4.3 Corruption and illegal Practices ................................................................................................... 38

4.4 Counting, Receiving and Announcing Results ............................................................................. 39

4.5. Challenging the Results .............................................................................................................. 41

4.6 The Presidential Election Petition 2001 ........................................................................................ 42

4.7.Parliamentary Election Petitions .................................................................................................. 46

4.8 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................. 48

CHAPTER FIVE ................................................................................................................................... 49

5.0. Observation ................................................................................................................................ 49

5.1 Conclusion .................................................................................................................................. 50

5.2 Recommendations ................................................................................................................. , .................. 51

REFERENCES ..................................................................................................................................... 56

ABSTRACT This paper discuses the taste of free and fair elections in multiparty democracy in Uganda showing whether the elections in Uganda have been free and fair and the necessary steps that can be taken to achieve free and fair elections in multiparty democracy. The study analyses the legal and institutional frame work which if worked upon can lead to free and fair elections in multiparty democracy. It is concluded with recommendations that can be adopted and revised to bring about the realization of free and fair elections in multiparty democracy in Uganda.

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KILW, T (2022). The Taste of Free and Fair Elections in Multiparty Democracy. A Case Study of Kampala District Focusing on the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-taste-of-free-and-fair-elections-in-multiparty-democracy-a-case-study-of-kampala-district-focusing-on-the-2011-presidential-and-parliamentary-elections

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KILW, TWIJUKYE "The Taste of Free and Fair Elections in Multiparty Democracy. A Case Study of Kampala District Focusing on the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-taste-of-free-and-fair-elections-in-multiparty-democracy-a-case-study-of-kampala-district-focusing-on-the-2011-presidential-and-parliamentary-elections. Accessed 07 Oct. 2022.

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KILW, TWIJUKYE . "The Taste of Free and Fair Elections in Multiparty Democracy. A Case Study of Kampala District Focusing on the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-taste-of-free-and-fair-elections-in-multiparty-democracy-a-case-study-of-kampala-district-focusing-on-the-2011-presidential-and-parliamentary-elections >.

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KILW, TWIJUKYE . "The Taste of Free and Fair Elections in Multiparty Democracy. A Case Study of Kampala District Focusing on the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-taste-of-free-and-fair-elections-in-multiparty-democracy-a-case-study-of-kampala-district-focusing-on-the-2011-presidential-and-parliamentary-elections