Ugandan parliamentary election, 1996

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Parliamentary elections were held in Uganda on 27 June 1996, following the adoption of a new constitution in October 1995.[1] The new constitution banned all political parties, so all members were elected as independents. The 276 seats in the new Parliament were contested by 814 candidates, of which 156 went to supporters of the National Resistance Movement.[2] Voter turnout was 60.7%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Independents 4,665,185 100 276
Invalid/blank votes 87,385 - -
Total 4,752,570 100 276
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda: Elections held in 1996 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ Elections in Uganda African Elections Database
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p933 ISBN 0-19-829645-2