International Reports

Museveni’s Uganda: Eternal Subscription for Power?

by Peter Girke, Mathias Kamp
Parliamentary and presidential elections took place in Uganda in February – the second elections under the relatively new democratic system. Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, was re-elected president with a two-thirds majority, so his term of office can now extend to 30 years. By and large the elections went off in a peaceful fashion. The initial reaction of the opposition parties was to blame the ruling party’s manipulation of the voting for their poor showing.