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Vol 57 No 19

Published 23rd September 2016


Uganda

Age cannot weary him

The President is mobilising his supporters to remove the age limit so he can stay in office

As memories of February's much-criticised election fade, attention turns to the next challenge facing President Yoweri Museveni: his age. Under the 2005 constitution, the upper age limit for a presidential candidate is 75. That would bar him from standing in 2021: he celebrated his 72nd birthday last week. Museveni seeks to mobilise his governing National Resistance Movement to campaign to change the limits. After the NRM's grass-roots campaign, he would then reluctantly accede to the 'people's will'.

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