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    Uganda's elections scheduled for this September might have to be delayed, according to former president, Mr.

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    CU Obote speaking in English to reporter (4 shots)
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    OBOTE: "My party is committed to elections by the end of September this year. We are not responsible for the administration aspect of the elections, that is the responsibility of the government. I am also aware that the government itself including the military commission are all committed to have the elections as soon as possible. I see one problem facing them, facing the government: That is the problem of registration of voters and the compilation of registers. I don't this Uganda has the facilities to print the registers by the end of September. If I had any responsibility of dealing with the matter I would have the registrations done quickly and send the papers with (indistinct) aboard, preferably in Western Europe. The elections will definitely be held. My party will not agree to any situation where the elections are postponed indefinitely. If elections were held tomorrow, the UPC would win elections with an overall majority."



    The exiled Dr. Obote returned to Uganda after Idi Amin, the country's former president, was deposed.





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    Background: Uganda's elections scheduled for this September might have to be delayed, according to former president, Mr. Milton Obote. Dr. Obote said the job of registering all voters could not be done by September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEU779FV2FQEXMBVFC82X3Z11
    Media URN:
    VLVADEU779FV2FQEXMBVFC82X3Z11
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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