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Zziwa elected EALA speaker

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By Apollo Mubiru

Margaret Zziwa has been elected the speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha.

In a hotly contested race which went in a second round to get a winner, Zziwa beat her sole rival Dora Byamukama. Both Zziwa and Byamukama belong to the Uganda ruling party NRM.

In the first round Byamukama got 18 votes while Margaret Zziwa 27. The winner had to obtain about 30 votes which is two-thirds of the members.

Before the voting exercise, Byamukama was seen as a front runner for speaker job.

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