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Subnational levels

Uganda, English

(1) A local government shall be based on a council which shall be the highest political authority within its area of jurisdiction and which shall have legislative and executive powers to be exercised in accordance with this Constitution.
(2) Parliament shall by law prescribe the composition, qualifications, functions and electoral procedures in respect of local government councils, except that-
(a) the person elected as district chairperson of local government shall be a member of the council;
(b) one-third of the membership of each local government council shall be reserved for women;
(c) any law enacted by virtue of this article shall provide for affirmative action for all marginalised groups referred to in article 32 of this Constitution; and
(d) Parliament shall exercise similar powers of review as stipulated in article 78(2) of this Constitution, in relation to paragraphs (b) and (c) of this clause.
(3) A person shall not be a member of a local government council unless that person is a citizen of Uganda. (Art. 180)

Political Rights and Association

Uganda, English

(4) Women shall have the right to equal treatment with men and that right shall include equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities.
… (Art. 33)

Subnational levels

Uganda, English

(1) The composition of regional assembly shall be prescribed by Act of Parliament and shall consist of-
(a) directly elected representatives elected on the basis of universal adult suffrage at elections conducted by the Electoral Commission;
(b) representatives of women, who shall not be less than one-third of the membership;
(c) representatives of the youth and persons with disabilities;
(d) representatives of indigenous cultural interests in areas where there is a traditional or cultural leader, nominated by the traditional or cultural leader but not exceeding fifteen percent of the members of the regional assembly; and
(e) district chairpersons in the region who shall be ex-officio members with no right to vote.
… (Fifth Schedule: Regional governments, Art. 2)

Head of State

Uganda, English

(1) There shall be a President of Uganda who shall be the Head of State, Head of Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces and the Fountain of Honour.
… (Art. 98)

Political Rights and Association

Uganda, English

(1) Every Uganda citizen has the right to participate in the affairs of government, individually or through his or her representatives in accordance with law.
(2) Every Ugandan has a right to participate in peaceful activities to influence the policies of government through civic organisations. (Art. 38)

Head of State

Uganda, English

(1) The election of the President shall be by universal adult suffrage through a secret ballot.
(2) A person shall not be a candidate in a presidential election unless-
(a) that person submits to the Electoral Commission on or before the day appointed as nomination day in relation to the election, a document which is signed by that person nominating him or her as a candidate; and
(b) the nomination is supported by one hundred voters in each of at least two-thirds of all the districts in Uganda.
… (Art. 103)

Legislature

Uganda, English

(1) Parliament shall consist of-
(a) members directly elected to represent constituencies;
(b) one woman representative for every district;
(c) such numbers of representatives of the army, youth, workers, persons with disabilities and other groups as Parliament may determine; and
(d) the Vice President and Ministers, who, if not already elected members of Parliament, shall be ex officio members of Parliament without the right to vote on any issue requiring a vote in Parliament.
(2) Upon the expiration of a period of ten years after the commencement of this Constitution and thereafter, every five years,
Parliament shall review the representation under clause (1)(b) and (c) of this article for the purposes of retaining, increasing or abolishing any such representation and any other matter incidental to it.
(3) The representatives referred to in clause (l)(a) of this article shall be elected on the basis of universal adult suffrage and by secret ballot.
(4) Parliament shall, by law, prescribe the procedure for elections of representatives referred to in clause (1)(b) and (c) of this article. (Art. 78)

Government

Uganda, English

(1) There shall be a Prime Minister who shall be appointed by the President with approval of Parliament by simple majority from among members of Parliament or persons qualified to be elected members of Parliament.
… (Art. 108A)

Government

Uganda, English

(1) Cabinet Ministers shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament from among members of Parliament or persons qualified to be elected members of Parliament.
… (Art. 113)

Political Rights and Association

Uganda, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the right to form political parties and any other political organisations is guaranteed.

(4) Any person is free to stand for an election as a candidate, independent of a political organisation or political party.
… (Art. 72)