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Many Ugandans question value of elections in ensuring representation and accountability, Afrobarometer survey shows

21 Dec 2020 Uganda

Substantial proportions of Uganda’s electorate don’t see voting as an effective way to ensure that their views are represented and to hold leaders accountable, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

And almost half say that communities that don’t vote for the ruling party may suffer negative consequences.

While the share of citizens who say elections enable voters to remove non-performing leaders has grown to a majority, almost four in 10 still disagree.

Ahead of the 2021 general elections, how voters perceive the impact of their vote is of paramount importance to the electoral exercise as well as its outcomes.