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Ugandan Leader Signs ‘Life Presidency’ Legislation Into Law

  • Museveni signed bill on Dec. 27, a week after lawmakers did so
  • Former guerilla has been in power for more than three decades
Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Museveni

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial law that abolishes an age limit of 75 for candidates seeking to lead the country, positioning him to potentially extend his three-decade rule.

“He assented to the enactment and it now becomes law,” presidential spokesman Don Wanyama said by phone from the capital, Kampala.