Sunday, April 16, 2006

DP President hosted by DP London Branch

DP President Sebaana Kizito returned home last week after a working visit to the United Kingdom. Completing his visit, he was hosted by the DP UK London branch where he briefed them on the last general elections and DP affairs in general. Addressing the disappointment with the poll results, President Sebaana Kizito pointed out that the final results did not reflect underlying DP support and its resurgence at the grassroots that benefited from his national campaign. In the last election DP candidates managed to collect 19% of all votes cast in parliamentary races yet they put up candidates in only 68 constituencies. It may be on of the bases for revitalizing proposals to switch to proportional representation in Parliament now that Uganda has entrenched a direct presidential election model.

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