Uganda’s Museveni holds commanding election lead, on track for sixth term

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The long serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday morning headed for a sixth term with election results placing him firmly ahead of his main rival Bobi Wine, who claims to have proof of election fraud.

The country’s election commission announced that Museveni had 58.8 percent of votes while Bobi wine had 34.2 percent recorded from the 86.7 percent polling stations reporting results.

Final results are expected to be released during Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Wine was on track to see his newly formed National Unity Platform (NUP) become the main opposition party in Parliament, notably winning eight of nine constituencies in the capital Kampala.

The elections were characterised with violent campaigns, harassment and arrests of the opposition, attacks on the media and the deaths of at least 54 people.

However Wine has alleged widespread fraud such as ballot box stuffing and said his party agents had in some places been beaten and chased away from polling stations.

Source: Timeslive



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