The government is elected in a multi-party general election (Uganda every five years). The current government of Uganda is led by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who was re-elected for the third time in the 2011 General Election.

International Affiliation – INTERNATIONAL: Commonwealth, GATT, ILO, IMF, NAM, UN, WB, WHO. REGIONAL: African Development Bank, Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), OAU (now AU), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Preferential Trade Area (PTA) and East African Community (EAC).

Foreign visitors and tourists are not allowed to engage in local politics.