When Idi Amin came to power in Uganda in 1971, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni founded the Front for National Salvation, which helped overthrow Amin in 1979. After he lost an election to be widely considered rigged, in January 1986, Museveni declared himself president of Uganda. He was elected to the post in 1996, 2001 and 2006, making notable economic and social improvements to Uganda along the way.
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