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A foregone conclusion. By Samuel Kasirye



February 2016

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On Saturday 20th February, shortly before 4pm East African time, retired army general, Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s 71 year old incumbent president was announced winner of the much contested 18th February 2016 Uganda presidential general election amid violence and allegations of vote rigging. Mr. Museveni garnered 60.8 percent of the total votes cast while his main challenger Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye came a distant second with 35.3 percent of the vote with the other presidential candidates failing to raise above single digit figures.

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The autorSamuel Kasirye is Programme Manager at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Please note that this election report only reflects on political processes until 25th February 2016. The views and opinions expressed in this brief are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation