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Elections in AfricaA Data Handbook$
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Dieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut, and Michael Krennerich

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198296452.001.0001

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(p.925) Uganda
Elections in Africa

Siegmar Schmidt

Oxford University Press

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Uganda follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, discussion of the evolution of electoral provisions, an account of the current electoral provisions, and a comment on the electoral statistics. The second section consists of ten tables. These are: 2.1 Dates of National Elections, Referendums, and Coups d’Etat (there have been no referendums); 2.2 Electoral Body 1961–1996 (data on population size, registered voters, and votes cast); 2.3 Abbreviations (abbreviations and full names of political parties and alliances used in tables 2.6, 2.7, and 2.9); 2.4 Electoral Participation of Parties and Alliances 1961–1996 (participation of political parties and alliances in chronological order and including the years and number of contested elections); 2.5 Referendums 1962–1996 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.6 Elections for Constitutional Assembly 1994 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.7 Parliamentary Elections 1961–1996 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.8 Composition of Parliament (the national assembly) 1961–1996; 2.9 Presidential Elections 1996 (details of registered voters and votes cast); and 2.10 List of Power Holders 1962–1998.

Keywords:   alliances, constitutional assembly elections, coups d’état, elections, electoral body, electoral participation, electoral provisions, electoral statistics, electoral systems, history, national elections, parliamentary composition, parliamentary elections, political parties, power holders, presidential elections, registered voters, Uganda, votes cast

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