Uganda Decides: Museveni declared winner




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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in with 58.6 percent of vote, in an election disputed by his main rival Bobi Wine who trailed with 34.8 percent, electoral commission announced on Saturday.

electoral commission declares Yoweri Museveni… elected President of republic of Uganda,” said election commission chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama.

He said turnout 57.22 percent of almost 18 million registered .

Byabakama the population to “remain calm and accept the outcome of these ” while reminding those celebrating to be mindful of the .

Wine, a 38-year- former pop star whose campaign galvanised a youthful population seeking change, has dismissed the election as a “complete sham”.

The election took place after one of the most violent campaigns in years, with harassment and arrests of the opposition, attacks on the and the deaths of at least 54 people.

-AFP