Ugandan presidential election, 1996

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Presidential elections were held in Uganda for the first time on 9 May 1996. The result was a victory for incumbent Yoweri Museveni, who won 75.5% of the vote.[1] All candidates were independents, as political parties were banned at the time. Voter turnout was 72.3%.[2]


Candidate Votes %
Yoweri Museveni 4,428,119 74.2
Paul Ssemogerere 1,416,139 23.7
Kibirige Mayanja 123,290 2.1
Invalid/blank votes 196,130
Total 6,163,678 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,492,154 72.3
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Uganda African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p934 ISBN 0-19-829645-2