List of political parties in Uganda
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This article lists political parties in Uganda. Until a constitutional referendum in July 2005, only one political organization, the Movement (also called the National Resistance Movement) was allowed to operate in Uganda. The president, who also chairs the Movement, maintained that the Movement was not a political party, but a mass organization that claimed the loyalty of all Ugandans.
Until the 2005 referendum, the 1995 constitution had required the suspension of political parties while the Movement organization was in governance. Other political parties could technically exist but were prohibited from sponsoring candidates and holding meetings.
Registered political parties are now allowed to operate openly and contest elections.
Active political parties
The Uganda Electoral Commission lists 29 registered political parties on its website. Some of he listed parties include the following:
- Labour Party (Uganda), led by Barigayomwe Rogers
- Conservative Party, led by Ken Lukyamuzi
- Democratic Party, led by Norbert Mao
- Forum for Democratic Change, led by Mugisha Muntu
- Justice Forum, led by Muhammad Kibirige Mayanja
- Federal Democratic Party, Led by Simon Peter Kabala-Kasirye Lives in Canada
- National Democrats Forum, led by Karuhanga Chapaa
- National Resistance Movement, led by Yoweri Museveni
- Uganda People's Congress, led by Olara Otunnu
- People's Progressive Party, led by Jaberi Bidandi Ssali
- Uganda Federal Alliance, led by Beti Kamya-Turwomwe
- People's Development Party, led by Abed Bwanika
Defunct political parties
- UEC, . (2011). "List of Registered Political Parties In Uganda". Uganda Electoral Commission (UEC). Retrieved 4 February 2015.