Ugandan President Museveni Is Cleared to Extend His 34-Year Rule
(Bloomberg) -- Uganda’s electoral body cleared President Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election, paving the way for one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders to extend his more than three-decade rule.
Museveni, 76, fulfilled all the requirements, Electoral Commission Chairman Simon Byabakama said Monday in the capital, Kampala. Museveni plans to give details of his manifesto for another five-year term later today.
The candidacy of Museveni’s main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi, a pop star and lawmaker known by his stage name Bobi Wine, is scheduled to be announced Tuesday.
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