Uganda Presidential Election Results Announced

    Published February 20, 2016


    Long-time Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni was on Saturday declared the winner of the country's disputed presidential election, but the main opposition party rejected the results as fraudulent and called for an independent audit of the count.

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    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanj, right, greets former Zambian President Rupiah Banda after a news conference held by Commonwealth Observers team in Kampala, Feb. 20, 2016. Obasanjo heads Commonwealth Observers and Banda heads the Electoral Inst

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    Uganda's electoral commission announces imcumbent President Yoweri Museveni the winner in Thursday's election.

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    Ugandan riot police stand close to dejected opposition supporters to prevent them from demonstrating, shortly after the election result was announced, in downtown Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 20, 2016.

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    A supporter of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni celebrate as the electoral commission declared Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election in capital Kampala, Feb. 20, 2016.

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    Ugandan police block the media and others from accessing opposition candidate Kizza Besigye, as he remains under house arrest at his home in Kasangati, outside Kampala, in Uganda, Feb. 20, 2016.

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    An electoral worker delivers boxes to a district counting center in Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 20, 2016.

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    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo gives observers a briefing in Kampala, noting numerous faults before and after voting, Feb. 20, 2016. He said the group's final report will be released later.

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    Lidya Wanyoto, a representative of ruling party National Resistance Movement, is pleased with the results, Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 20, 2016.

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