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Vol 57 No 5

Published 4th March 2016


Protest grows over Museveni win

The incumbent's win was widely foretold but it could prompt mass unrest. And the ruling party suffered in the parliamentary polls

Now that President Yoweri Museveni has secured his re-election with his customary mixture of patronage and intimidation, opposition leader Kizza Besigye and his Forum for Democratic Change have launched a grassroots 'Campaign of Defiance' against the results. 'We are keeping our options open about challenging the results in court but there will definitely be a campaign of protest against electoral fraud,' Besigye told Africa Confidential on the evening of 21 February as police surrounded his home in Kampala.

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