Jan. 14, 2021 Held


Republic of Uganda

Election for Parliament (Ugandan National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:9,998,554
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Resistance Movement 336

Independents (Independents) 74

National Unity Platform (National Unity Platform) 57

Forum for Democratic Change 32

Democratic Party (Chama cha Kidemokrasia) 9

Uganda People's Congress 9

People's Progressive Party (People's Progressive Party) 9

Justice Forum 1

Election Results Modified: Aug 03, 2021

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • Ugandans will elect a353 members of Parliament (MPs) who are directly elected to represent the 353 constituencies of Uganda, and 146 female district representatives. Various interest groups will also elect representatives to Parliament through an electoral college: five MPs representing youth, five for workers, five for persons with disabilities, 10 for the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces and five for older persons (added in August 2020[1]). In total, 529 MPs will be elected.[2]


Description of electoral system:

  • MPs are elected in single-member constituencies through a simple majority system.

[1] “News: MPs create 5 Parliament seats for elderly,” Parliament of the Republic of Uganda (August 4, 2020), https://www.parliament.go.ug/news/4743/mps-create-5-parliament-seats-elderly

[2] The state ministers and vice president are also considered ex officio MPs. See “Composition of Parliament,” Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, https://www.parliament.go.ug/page/composition-parliament.


Election Modified: Aug 02, 2023

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