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UK Election Observation: Uganda 2016

British High Commission observers deploy across Uganda to monitor the electoral process

DFID's Alex Stevens at a polling station

A member of staff from the UK mission in Uganda at a polling station in an eastern Uganda district on election day.

Officials from across the British High Commission deployed to various districts of Uganda last week, to observe the Ugandan presidential and parliamentary elections. The UK observers were drawn from the High Commission, DFID and the British Council. They had earlier been accredited as observers by the Ugandan Electoral Commission.

Observing elections in Kabale District, western Uganda
Observing elections in Kabale District, western Uganda

Four of the UK observers were deployed as Local Short Term Observers, within the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM).

Uganda holds national elections every five years.

Published 22 February 2016