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Uganda's President wins disputed poll

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Uganda's President wins disputed poll


Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has won a fourth term in office, extending his 25 years in charge.

Official results show Museveni secured victory by a huge margin, just over 68 percent, compared to his rival Kizza Besigye who could only muster around a quarter of the total vote.

The opposition, however, called the election a sham and claim massive sums of money had been used to buy votes and bribe polling agents. Besigye has threatened to call street protests.

Although the vote passed peacefully, EU observers said an unnecessary military presence on voting day had created an uneasy, intimidatory feeling.

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