Day: January 17, 2021

Ugandan President Claims Sixth Election Victory as Opposition Alleged Rigging

KAMPALA, Uganda—President

Yoweri Museveni

was declared the winner of his sixth consecutive presidential election on Saturday, even though opposition chief

Bobi Wine

alleged the vote was rigged, capping a divisive campaign marred by govt repression, an world wide web shutdown and the country’s worst political violence for a long time.

Uganda’s Electoral Commission claimed that the seventy six-12 months-previous Mr. Museveni, in electrical power because 1986, had received 59% of the vote, even though major challenger Mr. Wine, the 38-12 months-previous musician turned parliamentarian, received 35%. Ugandan stability forces surrounded Mr. Wine’s dwelling Friday, placing him underneath effective household arrest following he claimed the vote had been falsified. Extra than a dozen other senior members of his campaign ended up put underneath household arrest on Saturday.

Talking in a phone interview from his dwelling, Mr. Wine known as the consequence “completely fraudulent” and stated he would share evidence of popular

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