Uganda’s Museveni wins fifth term

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President Yoweri Museveni won by a vast margin

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a fifth tenure as president, fluctuating his 30 years in office.

The 71-year-old won 60.75% of a opinion while his nearest antithesis Kizza Besigye took 35%, a choosing elect said.

Mr Museveni’s supporters pronounced his opponents had unsuccessful to offer any possibility of progress.

But Mr Besigye, who is underneath residence arrest, pronounced a formula were a “sham”, job on a general village to reject them.

“We have only witnessed what contingency be a many fake electoral routine in Uganda,” he pronounced in a statement.

EU observers have also criticised a poll, observant a ruling celebration had combined an “intimidating atmosphere” and that a antithesis purported opinion rigging.

While praising a “remarkable determination” of Ugandans to vote, EU Chief Observer Eduard Kukan pronounced a ruling National Resistance Movement’s “domination of a domestic landscape twisted a integrity of a campaign”.

The choosing has been injured by occasionally assault and antithesis allegations of electoral fraud, with amicable media sites and messaging apps blocked.

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The categorical antithesis challenger Kizza Besigye (L) was arrested on Friday

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Police were surrounding his home on Saturday

Mr Besigye was put underneath residence detain on Friday on a guess he would announce a formula himself, violation electoral laws, military said.

It is a fourth time Mr Besigye, claimant for a antithesis Forum for Democratic Change, has taken on President Museveni.

The dual group were once allies, with Mr Besigye portion as Mr Museveni as his personal alloy when they were riotous fighters.

Mr Museveni seized energy in 1986 and is credited with restoring fortitude to Uganda. However, critics contend he has turn increasingly authoritarian.

The subsequent closest challenger to Mr Museveni, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, is also reportedly underneath residence arrest.

Main candidates

  • Kizza Besigye, 59, a maestro antithesis leader. He has mislaid a final 3 elections
  • Amama Mbabazi, 67, former fan of President Museveni and once primary apportion – also served as defence, confidence and probity ministers
  • Yoweri Museveni, 71, in energy given winning a five-year riotous fight in 1986 – one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. His final tenure was meant to finish in 2006, though in 2005 he won a debate to lift a inherent tenure limits

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