Elections In Uganda
Uganda provides national elections for a president and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term. The National Assembly has 292 members. 214 members are elected without party labels directly in single seat constituencies, while 78 members are elected from so-called special interest groups. These include 53 District Women Representatives (one from each district), 10 army representatives, 5 youth representatives, 5 representatives from the disabled and 5 from trade unions.
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