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Uganda Constitutional Authority
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Portions of Uganda's 1967 constitution remained in effect in 1990, especially those providing for a centralized government that vests strong executive powers in the office of the president. The president retains responsibility for maintaining national sovereignty and territorial integrity and overseeing military affairs. Article 78 designates the president as commander in chief of the armed forces and grants him the power to declare war in consultation with the legislature. Article 21 empowers the president to declare a national state of emergency after consultation with his appointed ministers.

    Data as of December 1990

    NOTE: The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda Constitutional Authority information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda Constitutional Authority should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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