May 5, 2005

EPIDEMIC:

Ugandan referendum on democracy (BBC, 5/05/05)

Uganda's parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum on the country returning to a full multi-party democracy.

Since President Yoweri Museveni came to power 19 years ago, Uganda has operated a unique political system which severely restricted political parties.

Five years ago a similar referendum approved keeping the "movement" system.

The motion was backed by all but 21 MPs and is being pushed for by Mr Museveni who says "it must go ahead".

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 5, 2005 8:42 AM
Comments

Uganda has operated a unique political system which severely restricted political parties.

Unique?

Oh, right. Never underestimate the BBC.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at May 5, 2005 10:40 AM

Uganda seems to be getting its head on straight.

1st AIDS and sex and now this.

Posted by: Sandy P. at May 5, 2005 11:26 AM

They're also awesome when it comes to airplane hijackers.

No, there's absolutely no reason why Uganda should not be a leader in Africa.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at May 5, 2005 12:46 PM
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