ElectionGudie

Feb. 18, 2016 Held

9,701,738
Voted
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Republic of Uganda

Election for President (President)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,701,738
Valid Votes:9,246,563
Invalid Votes:455,175

Candidates:

President Lt. Gen. Kaguta Yoweri MUSEVENI5,617,503

60.75

Kiiza BESIGYE3,270,290

35.37

Amama Mbabazi132,574

1.43

Abed BWANIKA86,075

0

Venansius BARYAMUREBA51,086

0

Maureen KYALYA40,598

0

Benon BIRARO24,675

0

Joseph MABIRIZI23,762

0

More Info:

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.[1]

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority popular vote through a two-round system.

Last Election:

  • 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:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 37,101,745 (July 2015 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 15,277,196 (10 December 2015)

Gender Data:

  • 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: 0.483
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

  • 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.)

[1] The Ugandan Parliament will increase to 418 seats following the 2016 parliamentary election due to the addition of 43 new constituency seats.