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Uganda Election: Museveni Declared Winner

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

Uganda’s Election Commission has declared incumbent, Yoweri Museveni the winner of the country’s presidential election, extending his 35-year rule.

Museveni secured 5.85 million votes, or 58.64 percent, of the total votes cast, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48 million votes or 34.83 percent, the commission said in a televised news conference on Saturday. Vote turnout was 52 percent.

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“The electoral commission declares Yoweri Museveni … elected president of the republic of Uganda,” said Chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama.

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