ElectionGudie

March 12, 2001 Held

7,576,144
Voted
Uganda

Republic of Uganda

Election for President

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,576,144
Valid Votes:7,389,691
Invalid Votes:186,453

Candidates:

President Lt. Gen. Kaguta Yoweri MUSEVENI5,123,360

69.33

Kiiza BESIGYE2,055,795

27.82

Aggrey AWORI103,915

1.41

Muhammad Kibirige MAYANJA73,790

1.00

Francis BWENGYE22,751

0

Karuhanga CHAPAA10,080

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Uganda

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI *
  • Head of Government: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
  • Assembly: Uganda has a unicameral National Assembly with 276 seats.

* The president is both chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly 276 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • President Lt. Gen. Kaguta Yoweri MUSEVENI
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Kiiza BESIGYE
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Aggrey AWORI
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Muhammad Kibirige MAYANJA
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Francis BWENGYE
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Karuhanga CHAPAA
    • Party: Independent Candidate

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on May 9, 1996. President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI received 74% of the vote, thereby defeating Paul Kawanga SSEMOGERERE who received 24%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 24,534,668 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 10,775,836 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 12,334,598 (2001)

·         Is Uganda a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Has Uganda ratified CEDAW: Yes (22 July 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 75 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 163 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Uganda a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Uganda ratified CRPD: Yes (25 September 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 3,680,200 (est.)