UGANDA’S 2021 GENERAL ELECTIONS THE NUMBERS

As the country prepares for the political campaign season and the 2021 general elections ,  figures from the Electoral Commission show that the 11th parliament will have a total of 529 MPs the highest number since independence .

At least there are 17.6M registered voters who expected to participate in the polls with 9.2 M of women and 8.4M male representing a 52.2% and 47.7% , respectively .

There will be  146 District Women MPs and  353  elected  Constituency MPs.  The special interest groups will have the Youth MPs 5,Workers’ MPs 5, MPs for PWDs  5,MPs for UPDF. 10 and a new additional special group of  MPs for Elderly  5.

The Electoral Commission will conduct the elections in  146 districts with  353 constituencies, 312 Counties, 2,184 Sub-Counties and 10,595 parishes.

The commission headed by Justice Simon Mugenyi  Byabakama has gazette  34,344 polling stations where Ugandans will exercise their constitutional right to vote for their leaders who will govern the country for the next five years .

The Campaigns are lasted to kick off next month in what government says will be a ‘scientific’  elections to guard against the spread of the deadly global -novel- Covid-19 pandemic that has left over 1m people dead globally .

EC Spokesman , Mr. Paul Bukenya said that the EC is working with candidates to harmonise their respective campaign schedules .

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