This chapter analyses the role of the Ugandan legislature in changing the rules of the political game. It discusses the successful move to change the constitution to allow the incumbent president to stand for another term of office, and the 2005 referendum on changing the political system from a so-called movement system to a competitive multi-party democracy. It further chronicles the various pieces of legislation passed by parliament to put into effect the new rules of the political game ahead of the 2006 general elections.

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Electoral Democracy in Uganda. Understanding Institutional Processes and Outcomes of the 2006 Multiparty Elections
Kiiza, Julius, Sabiti Makara and Lise Rakner (Eds.)

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