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2006-02-24 12:02:14

By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took a commanding lead over his rival Kizza Besigye on Friday in early results from an election he hopes will extend his two-decade rule. Results from nearly a third of the east African nation's polling stations gave Museveni 65.5 percent. Besigye, leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), was on less than half that at 31.9 percent, the Electoral Commission (EC) said. Uganda's first...

2006-02-24 09:45:34

By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took a strong lead over his doctor-turned-rival Kizza Besigye on Friday in early results from an election he hopes will extend his two-decade rule. Results from 16 percent of the east African nation's polling stations gave Museveni 60.5 percent of the vote. Besigye, leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), won 36.5 percent, the Electoral Commission (EC) said. Uganda's first...

2006-02-24 08:13:16

By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took a strong early lead over his doctor-turned-rival Kizza Besigye on Friday, according to official results from 7.7 percent of the East African country's polling stations. The results showed Museveni with 59.6 percent of the vote. Besigye, leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), received 37.3 percent, the Electoral Commission (EC) said. Uganda's first multi-party election in 25...

2006-02-24 06:26:09

By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took a strong early lead over his doctor-turned-rival Kizza Besigye on Friday, according to official results from 7.7 percent of the east African country's polling stations. The results showed Museveni, in power for two decades, with 59.6 percent of votes. Besigye, leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), received 37.3 percent, the Electoral Commission (EC) said. Uganda's first...

2006-02-24 05:33:41

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni was well ahead of his main rival Kizza Besigye in early vote-counting on Friday, with 59.6 percent of the tally, the Electoral Commission said. Besigye had 37.25 percent, while other presidential candidates only had nominal amounts, Commission chairman Badru Kiggundu said, announcing the breakdown of the first 7.72 percent of votes counted from Thursday's poll. Uganda's first multi-party election in 25 years is being closely...

2006-02-24 02:08:27

By Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan election authorities collated votes in a sports stadium on Friday, as a media tally put incumbent President Yoweri Museveni and his main rival Kizza Besigye neck-and-neck in an early sample. The count, by KFM radio and the Daily Monitor newspaper, gave Besigye 48.5 percent to 47.5 percent for Museveni, based on 483,000 votes from Thursday's presidential election, the east African nation's first multi-party vote in 25...

2006-02-23 11:45:25

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandans held their first multi-party election for a quarter of a century on Thursday, but the opposition accused President Yoweri Museveni's government of fraud in its bid to extend his two-decade rule. As a predictable row erupted even before all polling booths had closed, the east African nation's ruling party dismissed the complaints as coming from "bad losers." From the shores of Lake Victoria to a remote war zone in the...

2006-02-23 11:00:33

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's ruling Movement party said Thursday's election was free and fair and rejected accusations from the opposition as the complaints of "bad losers." "We are satisfied. The Electoral Commission and security services did their bit and the voters conducted themselves well," Movement spokesman Ofwono Opondo told Reuters. "I think the opposition (Forum for Democratic Change) are bad losers" The FDC has complained of "multiple irregularities" in the polls -- the...

2006-02-23 10:24:37

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's opposition said there had been "multiple irregularities" including voter intimidation and missing ballot papers during Thursday's election, and it was considering a legal challenge. "It has gone very, very badly," Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesman Sam Akaki told Reuters. "The government does not want free and fair elections." Akaki said the "illegal" presence of soldiers close to polling stations was the worst offence, but also cited the use of...

2006-02-23 04:06:08

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - From the shores of Lake Victoria to a remote war zone, Ugandans voted on Thursday in their first multi-party election for 25 years with President Yoweri Museveni aiming to extend his two-decade rule. The 62-year-old ex-rebel commander has led in polls, but still faces a strong challenge from his former physician Kizza Besigye, 49, who has firm backing from the young and in cities. Western donors, who once hailed Museveni as...


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