ElectionGudie

July 28, 2005 Held

4,034,232
Voted
Uganda

Republic of Uganda

Referendum

Results

46%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,034,232
Valid Votes:3,941,088
Invalid Votes:93,144

Provisions

This referendum asked voters: "Do you agree to open up the political space to allow those who wish to join different organizations/parties to do so to compete for political power?"

No297,865

7.56

Yes3,643,223

92.44

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • This referendum asked voters to approve the introduction of a multiparty system in Uganda.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
  • Head of Government: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
  • Assembly: Uganda has a unicameral National Assembly with 303 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Approval of the introduction of a multiparty system. This referendum asked voters: "Do you agree to open up the political space to allow those who wish to join different organizations/parties to do so to compete for political power?"

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 28,042,413 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 8,524,230 (July 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 14,071,891 (2005)

·         Is Uganda a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Has Uganda ratified CEDAW: Yes (22 July 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 75 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 163 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Uganda a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Uganda ratified CRPD: Yes (25 September 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 4,206,361 (est.)