20 February, 2011

Uganda elections 2011-Museveni wins..

The Electoral Commission declares President Museveni victor of Uganda’s Friday presidential ballot, winning with 68.38 per cent of 8, 272, 760 total votes. Mr Museveni obtained 5, 428, 369 votes, Electoral Commission chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu says.

“The Commission declares Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President elect of the Republic of Uganda,” says Eng. Kiggundu while announcing the final results at Namboole stadium today.

The results, however, excludes tallies from 117 polling stations whose results the Commissions says it is yet to receive. Eng. Kiggundu says they declared the incomplete results to beat the 48 hour constitutional, and so far what they received is more than the threshold tallies to make the declarations.

Inter-Party Cooperation flag bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye, has obtained 2, 064, 963 (representing 26%) votes while Democratic Party’s Norbert Mao is in third position polling 147, 708 votes.

Mr Museveni’s win gives him another five year elective term, setting him on course to lead Uganda for a cumulative 30 years since 1986.

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