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Uganda's Museveni predicts fourth presidential term

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Uganda's Museveni predicts fourth presidential term


Voting has ended in Uganda’s presidential poll with incumbent Yoweri Museveni widely expected to win a fourth term.

The Ugandan leader says he is confident of winning by a landslide and will clamp down on opposition protests.

The threat of violence has been raised by his arch rival, Kizza Besigye, during a bitter election campaign. He warned he would call for an Egypt-style revolt if widespread vote rigging is reported.

There have been several allegations of rampant bribery for votes and EU election observers have expressed concern that some people were being turned away from polling stations. In the past two elections, the Supreme Court ruled there had been rigging and violence against the opposition, though not enough to alter the result.

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