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Title:Uganda's 2016 elections: not even faking it anymore
Authors:Abrahamsen, RitaISNI
Bareebe, Gerald
Year:2016
Periodical:African affairs: the journal of the Royal African Society (ISSN 1468-2621)
Volume:115
Issue:461
Pages:751-765
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:elections
2016
democracy
About person:Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Link:http://afraf.oxfordjournals.org/content/115/461/751.short
Abstract:Observers of African democracy frequently note the predominance of 'electoral dictatorships' and 'elections without democracy', where staged elections have become routine but serve mostly to recycle political elites and bestow on them a degree of legitimacy, especially in the eyes of the international community. This briefing is about the 2016 Uganda elections, in which, the authors state: 'President Museveni barely seemed bothered to keep up the pretence of democracy.' In seeking to explain what allowed Museveni to approach the elections with such disregard, this briefing points to a confluence of factors that, taken together, have enabled the President to outmanoeuvre all relevant actors, including the opposition, the international donor community, and the voters. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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