Election Observers to Uganda
Sweden is sending observers to monitor what are expected to be crucial elections in Uganda.
Two long-term and four short-term observers will be available for the parliamentary and presidential elections in the East African country on February 23rd. The decision follows a request from the European Union.
In a statement, the Swedish Foreign Ministry notes that these will be the first multi-party elections in Uganda since President Museveni came to power in 1986.
Last month Sweden froze 5 million dollars in aid to Uganda, because of concern about democratic development in the country. At the time Foreign Aid Minister Carin Jämtin said a new assessment would be made after the elections.