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Vol 37 No 11

Published 24th May 1996


Uganda

Museveni's party

Museveni now has a mandate to tackle the economy – as long as the army is kept happy

Kaguta has won and the man better known as Yoweri Museveni is Uganda's first elected President, with 72.4 per cent of the vote. Museveni chose to run with his middle name (originally his surname) as it put him top on the alphabetically ordered ballot paper. His rivals (both from the country's most numerous people, the Baganda) were Paul Ssemogerere, the elderly Democratic Party veteran of most governments since Independence, who won 23.7 per cent of the vote and Muhammad Mayanja, with 2.1 per cent.

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