n Conflict Trends - Museveni and Uganda's struggle for democracy

Volume 2003, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818



Assessing the status of Uganda's democratic consolidation requires one to consider the political role that President Museveni has played. This year marks his 17th year in power, and in that time, he has enjoyed landslide victories in two elections. However, Museveni is constitutionally eligible to contest the next presidential elections, which will take place in 2006. This paper will attempt to follow Museveni's rise to power. It will also attempt to answer the following question: What effect will Museveni's departure have on the sustainability of Uganda's democratic programme?

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