Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni inspecting the guard of honour on budget speech day June 8, 2017. Lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to pave the way for Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI | NMG
The highly controversial bill passed on Wednesday with 315 votes for, 62 against and two abstentions, after three days of chaotic debates in which some opposition MPs were suspended, while others walked out.
Under current laws Museveni, 73, would not be eligible to run for office again in 2021 as candidates over 75 are not allowed.
The new bill re-introduces presidential term limits, which were scrapped with the introduction of multi-party politics in 2005.