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Election Observers to Uganda

Published tisdag 31 januari 2006 kl 11.57
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria (left) and Uganda's first lady Janet Museveni during a 2002 visit

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.

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