Uganda Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 18 February 2011

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Uganda Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 18 February 2011
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Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 15 April 2011
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-056-2
Pages: 52

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Uganda Parliamentary and Presidential elections. The Group was led by Dame Billie Miller, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, and comprised thirteen eminent persons in total.



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Letter of Transmittal

1. Introduction
Terms of Reference
Activities

2. Political Background
Post-Independence Politics
Re-emergence of multiparty politics
2006 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
Consolidation of Multi-Party Democracy
Recent Developments
Engagement with the Commonwealth

3. The Electoral Framework and Election Administration
Background
International and Regional Commitments and National Legislation
The Electoral Commission
Voter Eligibility and Voter Registration
Candidate Eligibility and Nomination
Complaints and Appeals
Key Issues
1. Appointment of the Electoral Commission
2. Electoral Preparations
3. Voter Registration and Voter Cards
4. State Resources and Campaign Expenditure
5. Electoral Constituencies
6. Candidate requirements
Recommendations

4. Election Campaign and Media
Campaign calendar
Campaign environment
Campaign methods
Use of Money
Abuse of Incumbency
Campaign finances
The Candidates
Main campaign issues
Media Coverage - Background
Print media
Television
Radio
Information Technology
Laws and regulations
Media freedom
Recommendations

5. Voting, Counting and Results
Background
Opening and Voting
Assessment of Opening and Voting
Counting and Results Aggregation
Assessment of Counting and Results Aggregation
Overview of the Countrywide Observation
Presidential Election Results
Recommendations

6. Conclusions and Recommendations
Conclusions
Recommendations
The Electoral Framework and Election Administration
Election Campaign and Media
Voting, Counting and Results

Annex 1. Biographies of COG Members
Annex II. COG Deployment Plan
Annex III. Arrival Statement
Annex IV. Interim Statement