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Museveni insists on multi-party referendum

President Yoweri Museveni said yesterday he would stick to plans for a referendum next year on a return to multi-partyism and attacked critics calling for political reform. “The referendum is a constitutional matter and not a mere dictate of government,” Reuters reported him as saying. A referendum on multi-partyism every five years is stipulated in the 1995 constitution. Catholic church leaders have joined opposition groups insisting that democracy is a human right which does not need ratification through a referendum.

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