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DAY 1: 118 MP Candidates Nominated in Kampala, Wakiso

The Electoral Commission has concluded the first day of the nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021 with

The exercise, which is being conducted at nomination centers in all the 146 districts and cities across the country, has so far attracted a high number of aspirants who include party-sponsored candidates and independents.

“In Kampala Capital City, a total of 65 candidates were successfully nominated by the close of day one, to contest for Directly Elected Member of Parliament for the nine constituencies in the City,” said acting Electoral Commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya on Thursday night.

“Seven female candidates were nominated to contest for the Kampala City Woman Representative to Parliament,” he added.

Wakiso District had 41 candidates successfully nominated for Directly Elected Member of Parliament and five candidates nominated to contest for the seat of District Woman Member of Parliament.

Bukenya said the Commission is conducting the nomination of candidates to contest for the three hundred and fifty-three (353) constituencies for Directly-elected Members of Parliament and the one hundred and forty-six (146) seats for District Woman Representative to Parliament.

The nomination exercise will be concluded on Friday 16, October 2020.

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