ElectionGudie

Feb. 18, 2011 Held

8,272,760
Voted
Uganda

Republic of Uganda

Election for Parliament (Ugandan National Assembly)

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,272,760
Valid Votes:7,938,212
Invalid Votes:334,548

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Resistance Movement 279 - -

Conservative Party 1 - -

Democratic Party 11 - -

Uganda People's Congress 9 - -

Forum for Democratic Change 34 - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 214 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI *
  • Head of Government: President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
  • Assembly: Uganda has a unicameral National Assembly with 332 seats.

* The president is both chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 215 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 79 members are reserved for women to serve 5-year terms, 13 members are designated ex officio to serve 5-year terms and 25 members are reserved by legally established special interest groups.***

*** Of the special interest group members, there are 10 Uganda People's Defence Forces Representatives, 5 Representatives of the Youth, 5 Representatives of Persons with Disabilities, and 5 Representatives of Workers.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Resistance Movement (NRM)
    • Leader: Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
    • Seats won in last election: 279
  • Party: Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)
    • Leader: Kifeefe Kizza BESIGYE
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: Uganda People's Congress (UPC)
    • Leader: Olara OTUNNU
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Democratic Party (DP)
    • Leader: Norbert MAO
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Conservative Party (CP)
    • Leader: Ken LUKYAMUZI
    • Seats won in last election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 34,260,342 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 14,000,000 (February 2011 Approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 17,147,670 (2011)

·         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: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 131 (following the 2011 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 163

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

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 5,139,051 (est.)