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The President of Uganda is the head of state in Uganda. The role began as a largely ceremonial position, with the Prime Minister holding the true power. The first President was the King of Buganda, due to the power of the monarchist Kabaka Yekka party. In 1966 Prime Minister Milton Obote suspended the Ugandan constitution and became both Prime Minister and President. From this point on the Presidency became the most powerful office in Ugandan politics.


List of Presidents of Uganda

Name Took Office Left Office Political Party
Frederick Edward Mutesa II 9 October 1963 2 March 1966 Kabaka Yekka
Milton Obote 15 April 1966 25 January 1971 Uganda People's Congress
Idi Amin 25 January 1971 13 April 1979 Military
Yusuf Kironde Lule 13 April 1979 20 June 1979 Uganda National Liberation Front
Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa 20 June 1979 12 May 1980 Uganda National Liberation Front
Paulo Muwanga (Chairman of the Military Commission) 12 May 1980 22 May 1980 Uganda National Liberation Front
Presidential Commission (22 May 1980-15 December 1980)
Milton Obote 17 December 1980 27 July 1985 Uganda People's Congress
Bazilio Olara Okello (Chairman of the Military Council) 27 July 1985 29 July 1985 Military
Tito Okello (Chairman of the Military Council) 29 July 1985 26 January 1986 Military
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni 26 January 1986 Current incumbent Military/National Resistance Movement

Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 23 February 2006 Ugandan presidential election results
Candidates - nominating parties Votes %
Yoweri Museveni - National Resistance Movement 4,109,449 59.26
Kizza Besigye - Forum for Democratic Change 2,592,954 37.39
John Ssebaana Kizito - Democratic Party 109,583 1.58
Abed Bwanika - Independent 65,874 0.95
Miria Obote - Uganda People's Congress 57,071 0.82
Total 6,934,931 100.00
Source: New Vision newspaper, Electoral Commission of Uganda


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