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Vol 44 No 18

Published 12th September 2003


Dr Faustus, I presume

The deal to give the President another term in exchange for reform is crumbling

A growing minority within the ruling National Resistance Movement opposes another five-year term for President Yoweri Museveni in 2006 as well as the political reforms that his supporters are trying to push through parliament. Last week, Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee threw out a proposal the Movement Amendment Bill to strengthen the NRM in the transition to multi-party politics. Opponents of the bill fear that the dominant Museveni clique in the NRM would use provisions such as the creation of a new tier of executive committees to tighten their grip.

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