Republic of Uganda: Presidential Election, 18 February 2016
At stake in this election:
- The office of the President of the Republic of Uganda
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since 26 January 1986)
- Head of Government: President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since 26 January 1986)
- Assembly: Uganda has a unicameral Parliament with 375 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The President is elected by absolute majority popular vote through a two-round system.
- The last presidential elections were held on 18 February 2011. President Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI won re-election with 68.38% of the cast votes, with a turnout of 59%.
Main candidates in the election:
- Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
- Party: National Resistance Movement
- Abed BWANIKA
- Party: People’s Development Party
- Maureen KYALYA
- Warren Kizza BESIGYE Kifefe
- Party: Forum for Democratic Change
- Venansius BARYAMUREEBA
- Amama MBABAZI
- Party: Go Forward
- Joseph MABIRIZI
- Benon BIRARO
- Uganda Farmers Party
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 37,101,745 (July 2015 est.)
- Registered Voters: 15,277,196 (10 December 2015)
- Female Population: 18,670,877 (July 2015 est.)
- Is Uganda a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)
- Has Uganda ratified CEDAW: Yes (22 July 1985)
- Gender Quota: Yes, 112 seats are reserved in Parliament for women.
- Female candidates in this election: Yes
- Number of Female Parliamentarians: 131 (34.93%)
- Human Development Index Position: 163 (2014)
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium
- Is Uganda a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
- Has Uganda ratified CRPD: Yes (25 September 2008)
- Population with a disability: 5,565,262 (July 2015 est.)
 The Ugandan Parliament will increase to 418 seats following the 2016 parliamentary election due to the addition of 43 new constituency seats.