ElectionGudie

June 29, 2000 Held

4,914,524
Voted
Uganda

Republic of Uganda

Referendum

Results

50%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,914,524
Valid Votes:4,765,724
Invalid Votes:148,800

Provisions

This referendum asked voters: "Which political system do you wish to adopt, Movement or Multiparty?"

Multiparty442,843

9.29

Movement4,322,901

90.71

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum on system of government.

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 276 seats.

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

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Question on what political system to adopt This referendum asked voters: "Which political system do you wish to adopt, Movement or Multiparty?"

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of overall votes cast were required for a new political system to be adopted.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,804,973 (July 1999 est.)
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 11,948,808 (2000)

·         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: 50 (following the 1996 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: 3,420,745 (est.)