Feb. 23, 2006 Held


Republic of Uganda

Election for Ugandan Presidency


Cast Votes:7,230,456
Valid Votes:6,934,931
Invalid Votes:295,525


Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI4,109,449


Kizza Kifeefe BESIGYE2,592,954


John Ssebaana KIZITO109,583


Abed BWANIKA65,874


Miria Kalule OBOTE57,071


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 305 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, 214 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 81 members are nominated by legally established special interest groups to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are designated ex officio to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Of the special interest group members, there are 56 Women Representatives representing each district.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
    • Party: National Resistance Movement (NRM)
  • Kizza Kifeefe BESIGYE
    • Party: Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)
  • John Ssebaana KIZITO
    • Party: Democratic Party (DP)
  • Abed BWANIKA
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Miria Kalule OBOTE
    • Party: Uganda People

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 29,000,925 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 14,545,448 (2006)

·         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: 99 (following the 2006 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: 4,350,138 (est.)