Paulo Muwanga

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Paulo Muwanga
Paulo Muwanga
President of Uganda
Prime Minister of Uganda
Personal details
Born c. 1921
Died 1 April 1991 (aged 70)
Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Political party Uganda People's Congress

Paulo Muwanga (c. 1921 – 1 April 1991) was the chairman of the governing Military Commission, and the de facto President of Uganda for a few days in May 1980 until the establishment of the Presidential Commission of Uganda. The Presidential Commission, with Muwanga as chairman, held the office of President of Uganda between 22 May and 15 December 1980. This was after Muwanga, together with Yoweri Museveni, Oyite Ojok and Tito Okello had deposed Godfrey Binaisa in a coup on 12 May 1980.

From 1 August to 25 August 1980, he served as Prime Minister.

Following the elections held on 10 December 1980, Muwanga installed himself as the head of the Electoral Commission and declared Milton Obote's Uganda People's Congress the winner. The elections were contested. Yoweri Museveni waged a guerilla war in protest, eventually becoming president.

Political offices
Preceded by
Godfrey Binaisa
President of Uganda
12–22 May 1980
Succeeded by
Presidential Commission of Uganda
Preceded by
Otema Allimadi
Prime Minister of Uganda
1 August 1980 - 25 August 1980
Succeeded by
Abraham Waligo

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Also served as Ugandan ambassador to Frace in the late 60's or there abouts.

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