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After Tense Presidential Poll, Uganda Sees Low Turnout for Local Elections

Unlike the last week's tense presidential election, which was marred by late delivery of voting materials and election-day unrest, local elections got off to a mostly smooth start Wednesday in Kampala.
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A polling station in the Kamwokya neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda, saw a low turnout during local elections, with only a fraction of those registered arriving to vote, Feb. 24, 2016.
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A polling station in the Kamwokya neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda, saw a low turnout during local elections, with only a fraction of those registered arriving to vote, Feb. 24, 2016.

The police presence in Kampala, Uganda, during local elections was high. Public Order Management vehicles were parked at the city's main intersection, Feb. 24, 2016.
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The police presence in Kampala, Uganda, during local elections was high. Public Order Management vehicles were parked at the city's main intersection, Feb. 24, 2016.

A polling station in the Kamwokya neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda, saw a low turnout during local elections, with only a fraction of those registered arriving to vote, Feb. 24, 2016.
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A polling station in the Kamwokya neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda, saw a low turnout during local elections, with only a fraction of those registered arriving to vote, Feb. 24, 2016.

FILE - Kampala's streets were empty Saturday when Uganda President Yoweri Museveni was announced the winner of the election. Many residents said they feared violence and went home, Feb. 20, 2016.
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FILE - Kampala's streets were empty Saturday when Uganda President Yoweri Museveni was announced the winner of the election. Many residents said they feared violence and went home, Feb. 20, 2016.

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