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Museveni signs age-limit Bill

Publish date: 08 January 2018
Issue Number: 756
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a Bill that removes a presidential age limit from the Constitution and allows him to run for election again. A report on the IoL site notes that Museveni is 73 and would have been ineligible to run in 2021. However, with the new law he could rule until 2031. Critics in the East African nation saw the Bill as an attempt by the President to rule until the grave. The age limit had prevented anyone younger than 35 or older than 75 from holding the presidency.

Full report on the IoL site