|President of the|
Republic of Uganda
|Type||Head of state|
Head of government
|Residence||State House, Entebbe|
|Term length||No term limits - renewable indefinitely, five years|
|Precursor||Queen of Uganda|
|Formation||9 October 1963|
|First holder||Kabaka Sir Edward Muteesa|
The president of the Republic of Uganda is the head of state and the head of government of Uganda. The president leads the executive branch of the government of Uganda and is the commander-in-chief of the Uganda People's Defence Force.
The incumbent Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986 and is the longest serving president of Uganda, ahead of Idi Amin who ruled from 1971 to 1979.
In 2005 presidential term limits were removed, and in 2017, the previous upper age limit of 75 was also removed.
Under Article 102 of the Constitution, in order to be allowed to run for the Presidency one must be a citizen of Uganda by birth, be no younger than thirty-five and eligible to be a member of Parliament.
State House is the official residence of the President of Uganda. The main State House is located at Entebbe while the second State House is at Nakasero.
Main article: List of heads of state of Uganda