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Kazibwe, Yoweri Museveni, popular vote, cabinet ministers, presidential elections

Under the 1995 constitution the president is both head of state and head of government, and is elected by popular vote for a term of five years. Yoweri Museveni, who declared himself president in 1986, was confirmed in office by overwhelming majorities in 1996 and 2001 presidential elections. Government policies are decided by a cabinet consisting of the president, vice president, and ministers who are appointed by the president and who must be approved by parliament. The president also appoints the vice president, subject to the approval of parliament. Since 1994 the vice president of Uganda has been a woman, Specioza W. Kazibwe. The vice president and cabinet ministers do not hold fixed terms of office, and are replaced at the discretion of the president.



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Kazibwe, Yoweri Museveni, popular vote, cabinet ministers, presidential elections, Specioza, constitution, Government policies, head of state, head of government, discretion, woman, years, subject

 
 

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