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Vol 52 No 1

Published 7th January 2011


He’s back on top again

President Museveni seems set for another win but with a stronger, more fractious parliament and the usual oil problems

The opposition parties have neither the will nor the capacity seriously to challenge President Yoweri Museveni’s government in the elections due in mid-February. Yet the opposition is likely to trim the majority of the governing National Resistance Movement, forming a much stronger force for scrutiny in Parliament as the government prepares for a national oil industry. Some power-brokers, including the Baganda monarch, Kabaka Ronnie Muwenda Mutebi II, distance themselves from the NRM but seek concessions, not confrontation.

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