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Date:21 Jan 2016
Uganda: EU to analyse Uganda's elections campaign funding

[By Halima Abdallah] In spite of Uganda's failure to implement a host of technical recommendations made in the last General Election, the European Union election observer team has introduced a new criterion in its mission - ascertaining sources and values of funds that candidates are using in the campaigns.

Though being implemented for the first time, analysis of how political campaigns are financed will be henceforth applied at all observer missions to come. Incidentally, EU's observer report following the 2011 elections took note of the funds available to candidates.

In 2011, the EU mission's report recommended that government embarks on electoral reforms because its electoral democracy fell short of meeting international democratic standards.

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Source: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke


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