• Short Summary

    ELECTION FEVER WAS GROWING IN BUGANDA FEB. 17 AS DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER BENEDICTO KIWANUKA, UGANDA'S CHIEF MINISTER, DELIVERED A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN SPEECH TO CROWDS OF SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING - THE 'BULANGE'.

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    ELECTION FEVER WAS GROWING IN BUGANDA FEB. 17 AS DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER BENEDICTO KIWANUKA, UGANDA'S CHIEF MINISTER, DELIVERED A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN SPEECH TO CROWDS OF SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING - THE 'BULANGE'. THE KINGDOM, NOW POSSESSING FEDERAL STATUS WITHIN UGANDA, WILL GO TO THE POLLS FEB. 22 TO VOTE IN THE FIRST DIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE BUGANDA PARLIAMENT OR 'GREAT LUKIKO'.

    THE NEXT DAY SAW MR. MILTON OBOTE, LEADER OF UGANDA PEOPLE'S PARTY, ADDRESSING A LARGE GATHERING ON BEHALF OF A KABAKA-YEKA CANDIDATE. THE UPC HAVE STOOD DOWN IN THE BUGANDA ELECTION AS THEY HAVE MADE AN ALLIANCE WITH THE KABAKA-YEKA - A MOVEMENT THAT HAS ONLY DEVELOPED WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

    AT THE COUNTRY-WIDE ELECTIONS HELD A YEAR AGO, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY GAINED A MAJORITY OF SEATS - MAINLY BY BUGANDA SUPPORT - AND MR. KIWANUKA BECAME UGANDA'S FIRST CHIEF MINISTER. BUT, OUTSIDE BUGANDA, MR. OBOTE HAD THE MAJORITY OF VOTES AND SEATS. THE COMING ELECTIONS ARE THEREFORE VITAL AS THEY MAY WELL DETERMINE WHO WILL BE PRIME MINISTER WHEN THE COUNTRY BECOMES FULLY INDEPENDENT IN OCTOBER.

    THERE ARE 68 CONSTITUENCIES INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION. IN MOST OF THEM IT IS A STRAIGHT FIGHT BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE KABAKA-YEKA.

    THESE ELECTIONS PUT INTO EFFECT ONE OF THE RESULTS OF THE UGANDA CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN LONDON LAST OCTOBER WHICH GAVE THE KINGDOM OF BUGANDA A FEDERAL STATUS WITHIN UGANDA, AND PROVIDED THAT BUGANDA MEMBERS FOR UGANDA'S CENTRAL ASSEMBLY COULD BE ELECTED BY THE LUKIKO. ELECTIONS FOR THE CENTRAL ASSEMBLY TAKE PLACE THROUGHOUT THE PROTECTORATE IN APRIL AFTER UGANDA BECOMES SELF-GOVERNING ON MARCH 1. THE COUNTRY BECOMES FULLY INDEPENDENT IN OCTOBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADO8RW4GH4H3LNX7ETZ86NJYS4
    Media URN:
    VLVADO8RW4GH4H3LNX7ETZ86NJYS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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