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Uganda Prepares for Debate on Bill Removing Age Limit on Presidency

  • Constitutional change seeks to remove age limit for president
  • President Yoweri Museveni has ruled Uganda for three decades
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni

Photographer: HANNAH MCKAY/AFP via Getty Images

Uganda’s parliament asked a legislative committee to scrutinize a proposed constitutional amendment that would enable President Yoweri Museveni to extend his three-decade rule.

The proposal, introduced by lawmaker Raphael Magyezi on Sept. 27 amid fistfights between opponents and proponents of the bill, was referred to the committee after he presented it for first reading, the Kampala-based legislature said Tuesday on its Twitter account. Bills are sent to committees for scrutiny before they are debated.