Government Asks for More Time To Effect Electoral Law Reforms

William Byaruhanga

Attorney General William Byaruhanga has asked for some more days to table electoral reforms. According to Byaruhanga, government will table the proposed reforms within a period of ten days.

He disclosed this while updating plenary on the progress on tabling the proposed electoral reforms.

In 2016, Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe listed 10 electoral reforms while delivering judgment in the Amama Mbabazi versus Kaguta Museveni and two others Presidential Election Petitions.

Some of the recommendations for the reforms are; extension of the filing and determination period of presidential election petitions to 60 days to enable the concerned parties and court to adequately prepare and present their case, enacting a law to bar the involvement of public servants from meddling in elections and punishment of media houses, which refuse to grant equal airtime to all presidential candidates among others.


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