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List of Presidents of Uganda

President of the
Republic of Uganda
Presidential Standard
Term length
5 years
Inaugural holder Frederick Edward Mutesa II
Formation 9 October 1963
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List of Presidents of Uganda

(Dates in italics indicated de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda)
9 October 1963 to 2 March 1966 Frederick Edward Mutesa II, President KY Deposed in the Battle of Mengo Hill
15 April 1966 to 25 January 1971 Milton Obote, President UPC 1st Term; Deposed in a coup d'état
25 January 1971 to 2 February 1971 rowspan=2 Idi Amin Dada, Head of State Mil
2 February 1971 to 11 April 1979 Idi Amin Dada, President[1] Deposed in the Uganda–Tanzania War
13 April 1979 to 20 June 1979 Yusuf Kironde Lule, President UNLF
20 June 1979 to 12 May 1980 Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa, President UNLF Removed from office
12 May 1980 to 22 May 1980 Paulo Muwanga, Chairman of the Military Commission UNLF
22 May 1980 to 15 December 1980 Presidential Commission
Saulo Musoke n-p
Polycarp Nyamuchoncho n-p
Joel Hunter Wacha-Olwol n-p
17 December 1980 to 27 July 1985 Milton Obote, President UPC 2nd Term; Deposed in a coup d'état
27 July 1985 to 29 July 1985 Bazilio Olara-Okello, Chairman of the Military Council Mil
29 July 1985 to 26 January 1986 Tito Okello, Chairman of the Military Council Mil Deposed in the Ugandan Bush War
26 January 1986 to 29 January 1986 Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Commander of the National Resistance Army Mil
29 January 1986 to Present Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President Mil/NRM


DP Democratic Party  moderate conservative
KY Kabaka Yekka  monarchist, "King Only" party
UPC % Uganda People's Congress  socialist, only legal party 1966-71, government party 1980-85
UNLF Uganda National Liberation Front
NRM National Resistance Movement  authoritarian; not a political party, but a movement which claimed the loyalty of all Ugandans, 1986-2005
Mil Military
n-p non-partisan
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Latest election

Main article: Ugandan general election, 2011

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See also


External links

  • State House of the Republic of Uganda official site
  • Uganda Elections 2006: Coverage on UGPulse
  • Uganda's Rulers Past and Present, Children's Welfare Mission, Uganda



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