Ugandan election results favor dude already in office for 25 years
- 68% the share of votes Yoweri Museveni, in office 25 years, got in Uganda
- 26% the share of votes his closest rival, Kizza Besigye, received
- 6% the share of votes everyone else received in the election source
» The opposition says it’s “illegitimate”: Besigye’s Inter-Party Cooperation is one of a couple of groups who have thrown up question marks about the electoral results. European Union observers, for example, say the elections are “marred by avoidable and logistical failures, which led to an unacceptable number of Ugandan citizens being disenfranchised.” A group of African-based election observers gave a statement claiming, however, that the election was “conducted in conformity with minimum international benchmarks for free elections.” Hopefully this doesn’t turn into the kind of mess that has marred the Ivory Coast over the last few months.
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