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Uganda’s Museveni takes commanding election lead as rival alleges fraud

KAMPALA (The Southern African Times) – Incumbent President  leader Yoweri Museveni had a commanding lead in Uganda’s presidential election according to preliminary results on Friday though his main rival Bobi Wine said there had been widespread fraud.

With 6.8 million ballots counted, or 37% of registered voters, Museveni had won 4.05 million, or 62.2%, while main opposition candidate Wine had 1.99 million votes (30.6%), the electoral commission said just after 9 p.m. (1800 GMT).

Patrick Oboi Amuriat of the Forum for Democratic Change gathered (3.60%) of the counted votes while Nancy Kalembe, the only female presidential candidate, received (0.51%)

The commission is expected to announce the final results in the east African country by Saturday.

Presidential election results should be declared within 48 hours after polling closes, according to the country’s constitution.

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