Ugandan polls set for 1994

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KAMPALA (Reuter) - Uganda will hold its first direct presidential elections in 1994, President Yoweri Museveni said on Saturday. 'We shall have presidential elections in 1994. That's for sure,' Mr Museveni said in the western town of Mbarara.

He was speaking after receiving the report of a constitutional commission, which last week recommended the continued suspension of political parties in Uganda for at least the next seven years.

President Museveni has been in power since his guerrilla army overthrew a military government in 1986. His National Resistance Movement contains members of several political parties, but they are not allowed to operate independently.