Uganda Patriotic Movement

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The Uganda Patriotic Movement is a defunct political party in Uganda. It was founded by Yoweri Museveni and participated in the December 1980 general elections, which were won by Milton Obote's Uganda People's Congress. The election results were disputed, leading Museveni to form the National Resistance Movement and its military wing—the National Resistance Army—with which he waged a guerrilla rebellion against Obote's government. In 1986, Museveni became president and has been power since then.