Department of Comparative Politics

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Muriaas, Ragnhild :Reintroducing a Local-Level Multiparty System in Uganda: Why Be in Opposition?

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In a referendum in July 2005 the people of Uganda voted overwhelmingly in support of reintroducing the multiparty system. As a result, one expected an increase in candidates running on party tickets other than the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in the local elections in March 2006. However, the findings in this article reveal that politicians challenging the incumbent preferred to be non-partisan candidates rather than members of the opposition parties

Government and Opposition, Volume 44, Number 1, January 2009 , pp. 91-112(22)