Feb. 18, 2011 Held


Republic of Uganda

Election for Ugandan Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:8,272,760
Valid Votes:7,938,212
Invalid Votes:334,548

Vote Share by Candidate:

Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI5,428,368


Kizza Kifeefe BESIGYE2,064,963


Norbert MAO147,917


Olara OTUNNU125,059


Beti Kamya KAMYA52,782


Abed BWANIKA51,708


Bidandi SSALI34,688


Samuel LUBEGA32,726

Election Results Modified: Jan 11, 2011

General Information

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: 34,260,342 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 14,000,000 (February 2011 Approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 17,147,670 (2011)

·         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: 131 (following the 2011 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: 5,139,051 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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