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MUSEVENI IN EARLY LEAD AS UGANDA AWAITS FINAL ELECTION RESULTS

Uganda: Vote count under way after charged election

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  • National wide, vote tallying at the main centre in Kyambogo, Kampala started after 2am Friday, five hours later than the electoral body had anticipated but with preliminary results from 330 (0.7 percent) polling stations giving incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni an early lead.

Polls opened and ended Thursday, paving way for a rather delayed vote counting exercise in Uganda’s hotly contested election as the country climaxes a deadly election that has so far claimed over 50 people in poll-related violence.
National wide, vote tallying at the main centre in Kyambogo, Kampala started after 2am Friday, five hours later than the electoral body had anticipated but with preliminary results from 330 (0.7 percent) polling stations giving incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni an early lead.
Mr Museveni, 76, stood highest with 50,097 votes (61.31percent) while opposition frontrunner and NUP presidential candidate, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was trailing with 22, 802 votes (27.9 percent), according to Electoral Commission’s (EC) provisional results. 153 votes were deemed invalid on the night.

Electoral commission officials start to count ballot papers for the presidential election at a polling centre in Kampala, Uganda, on January 14, 2021. Photo credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba | AFP

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