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Collapse of the Opposition Inter-Party Coalition in Uganda

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Catherine Promise Biira

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A. IPC – Elections and Milestones

12008, August – Adoption of first Protocol for party cooperation. Protocol includes the possibility of a common electoral platform in the future.  Hon. John Ken Lukyamuzi was IPC Chairman. DP refuses to attend Protocol’s official unveiling.

2009, December – Signing of Additional Protocol, wherein members agreed to use a common electoral platform for the 2011 electoral process. Exclusion of DP from the Additional Protocol following its decision to field its own candidate.

2010, August– Withdrawal of UPC from IPC, on account of other members’ refusal to boycott the entire electoral process. UPC derides elections as a sham.

February 2011 – General Elections in Uganda. UPC leader runs as presidential candidate outside the IPC arrangement.

B. Political Party Information

Party Name

Leader

Assumed Office(year)

Performance in Presidential Elections

FDC

Dr. Besigye Kiiza

2001(re-elected)

2006 – 37.39%

2011 – 26.01%

DP

Nobert Mao

February 2010

2011 –1.86%

CP

Ken Lukyamuzi

2000 (re-elected)

Did not contest

NRMO

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

2001 (re-elected)

2006 – 59.26%

2011 – 68.38%

UPC

Dr.Olara Otunnu

2010

2011 –1.58%

JEEMA

Asuman Basalirwa

2009

Did not contest

SDP

Mike Mabikke

Did not contest

C. Representation in Parliament

Party Name

Members in 8thParliament (total) Elected 2006

Members in 9thParliament (total) Elected 2011

FDC

39

37

DP

10

16

CP

1

1

NRMO

211

257

UPC

9

9

JEEMA

1

1

SDP

None

None

Independents

38

42

D. Interviews conducted by Author

2Bakandonda Wycliffe, Chief Administrative Officer at the Forum for Democratic Change. Interview held in Kampala, 31 December 2011.

Hon. Lukyamuzi John Ken, President of the Conservative Party. Interview held at Baumann House Kampala, 15 April 2012.

Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Interview held at A4C headquarters, Kampala, 16 April 2012.

Dr. Olara Otunnu, President, Uganda People’s Congress. Interview held in Kampala, 17 April 2012.

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