Uganda Elections 2016 – A Situation Analysis by Civil Rights Defenders
Uganda will hold its fifth presidential and parliamentary election on February 18, 2016. Around half of Uganda’s population, 15 million in total are registered to cast their votes, according to the Electoral Commission. The atmosphere is a mixture of fear of election-related violence coupled with the fear that civil and political rights will be further eroded. Reports of irregularities and election-related violence continue to surface. This has prompted local and international stakeholders to call for immediate reconciliatory measures to ease the situation. See attached report compiled by Civil Rights Defenders.