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Incumbent Museveni wins Uganda’s presidential election

20 February 2016 20:31


Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has won the East African nation’s presidential election, extending his three decades in power.

Uganda’s electoral commission announced on Saturday that Museveni secured 60.8 percent of votes, while his main rival and opposition candidate Kizza Besigye garnered 35.4 percent.

Besigye, who is currently under house arrest, rejected Museveni’s victory, saying the poll was a “sham.”

“We have just witnessed what must be the most fraudulent electoral process in Uganda,” Besigye said in a statement, calling for an independent audit of the results.

The opposition candidate was detained several times over the past days.

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