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Vol 37 No 10

Published 10th May 1996


Uganda

Past and present

The spectres of past elections and battles haunted the Presidential poll to be held on 9 May. Parliamentary elections are due in June. President Yoweri Museveni was relying on support from most of the 2.33 million registered electors in the west plus a share of the 1.55 mn. in the north and the 2.2 mn. in the east (where opposition to him has been strongest). The swing vote is the 2.47 mn. vote in Buganda, where the electioneering competition between Museveni and his Democratic Party opponent Paul Ssemogerere has been most intense.

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