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2006-02-26 02:31:09

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's First Family was celebrating a joint political triumph on Sunday as Janet Museveni capped her husband's re-election as president by seizing a parliament seat from one of his biggest rivals. President Yoweri Museveni, 62, extended his two-decade rule at an election on Thursday that saw him trounce his former doctor and main challenger Kizza Besigye. In a double blow to Besigye's opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Janet also...

2006-02-25 12:50:14

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni won re-election on Saturday to extend a two-decade rule but his main rival rejected the results and opposition supporters clashed with security forces on the streets. Final results gave the ex-guerrilla leader 59 percent of votes, compared with 37 percent for his former doctor and main rival, Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). As Besigye announced his party was rejecting...

2006-02-25 12:20:46

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's opposition rejected election results on Saturday that extended President Yoweri Museveni's two-decade rule, and riot police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters backing his rival. Final results gave the former guerrilla leader 59 percent of votes compared with 37 percent for his top challenger, Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). Besigye said his party rejected the outcome,...

2006-02-25 11:50:26

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye said on Saturday his party rejected the results of Thursday's polls that extended President Yoweri Museveni's two decades in power, citing irregularities. "The Forum for Democratic Change has taken the decision to reject the results," Besigye told reporters at his home. A final tally announced by election authorities gave Museveni 59 percent of votes against 37 percent for Besigye. As Museveni supporters danced in the...

2006-02-25 10:44:42

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye said on Saturday his party was rejecting the results of Thursday's polls that extended President Yoweri Museveni's two-decades in power, citing irregularities. "The Forum for Democratic Change has taken the decision to reject the results," Besigye told reporters at his home.

2006-02-25 07:04:16

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won re-election by a large majority after official results on Saturday showed he had taken an unassailable lead in his bid to extend a two-decade rule. Uganda's first multi-party polls for a quarter of a century were being closely watched in the West as a test of African democracy, and for the signal it might send to others in the region who also enjoy lengthy stays in power. Results from 91...

2006-02-25 05:58:03

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has won re-election with a large majority over his former doctor and nearest rival Kizza Besigye, official poll figures showed on Saturday. With results in from 91 percent of polling stations round the east African nation, Museveni held an unbeatable lead of 60.80 percent, versus 35.96 percent for Besigye, the Electoral Commission announced. Final results were due later in the day. Uganda's first multi-party polls for a quarter...

2006-02-25 04:04:55

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's ruling party claimed election victory on Saturday as President Yoweri Museveni took an almost unassailable lead in his bid to extend a two-decade rule. Uganda's first multi-party polls for a quarter of a century were being closely watched in the West as a test of African democracy, and for the signal it might send to others in the region who enjoy lengthy stays in power. Results from more than three-quarters of...

2006-02-25 03:05:42

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni looked certain to extend his two-decade rule as 80 percent of official election results on Saturday gave him an almost unassailable lead over his main rival Kizza Besigye. Although there was no official declaration, officials from the ruling Movement party claimed victory was theirs. Electoral Commission figures released at 10.30 a.m. (0730 GMT) gave Museveni 60.6 percent and Besigye 36.0 percent of votes from Thursday's election,...

2006-02-25 02:45:20

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni looked certain to extend his two-decade rule as 80 percent of official election results on Saturday gave him an almost unassailable lead over his main rival Kizza Besigye. Electoral Commission figures released at 10.30 a.m. (0730 GMT) gave Museveni 60.6 percent and Besigye 36.0 percent of votes from Thursday's election, the east African nation's first multi-party polls in a quarter of a decade.


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