ElectionGudie

Feb. 18, 2011 Held

8,272,760
Voted
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Republic of Uganda

Election for President (President)

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,272,760
Valid Votes:7,938,212
Invalid Votes:334,548

Candidates:

Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI5,428,368

68.38

Kizza Kifeefe BESIGYE2,064,963

26.01

Norbert MAO147,917

1.86

Olara OTUNNU125,059

1.58

Beti Kamya KAMYA52,782

0

Abed BWANIKA51,708

0

Bidandi SSALI34,688

0

Samuel LUBEGA32,726

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Uganda

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI *
  • Head of Government: President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
  • Assembly: Uganda has a unicameral National Assembly with 332 seats.

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 215 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 79 members are reserved for women to serve 5-year terms, 13 members are designated ex officio to serve 5-year terms and 25 members are reserved by legally established special interest groups.***

*** Of the special interest group members, there are 10 Uganda People's Defence Forces Representatives, 5 Representatives of the Youth, 5 Representatives of Persons with Disabilities, and 5 Representatives of Workers.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 33,398,682 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 14,000,000 (February 2011 Approx.)