Will Ugandan MPs Follow Voters or Party on Age Limit Bill?

The constitution amendment bill seeking to change the presidential age limit comes up for its second reading in Parliament today. The backing of at least 290 MPs is needed to pass the bill and the ruling NRM party has 294 MPs and about 56 independent MPs aligned to it. President Yoweri Museveni is reported to have told the NRM parliamentary caucus that he wants all of them to vote for the amendment - but it is not clear whether they will all obey him, writes the Daily Monitor.

Parliament in session in December 2017.


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