89% Ugandans want electoral reforms – poll

Electoral Commission chairperson Badru Kiggundu (C) and his deputy Sam Rwakoojo (L) at Parliament recently . Photo by Faiswal Kasirye

Nearly nine out of every 10 Ugandans would like to see a change in at least one aspect of the electoral system ahead of next year’s election, a poll by Afrobarometer, a reputable Africa-wide firm,
shows. The poll results come with just a month left to nominations for next year’s elections and amidst protests by different groups that the
government has disregarded electoral reform proposals by civil society and opposition groups. The results were released Friday under the theme “Disgruntled opposition or disillusioned democrats: Who is for electoral reforms in Uganda?”

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