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Vol 51 No 19

Published 24th September 2010


Uganda

Four and not out

President Yoweri Museveni will run for a fourth term after the ruling National Resistance Movement elected him as its candidate – unopposed – on 12 September. The NRM primaries held across Uganda to select parliamentary and local council candidates were marred by violence, postponements and hundreds of petitions from members accusing officials of fraud. Daudi Ruhinda Maguru, a retired army captain and former Museveni aide, has filed a suit in the High Court, asserting that Museveni and NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi prevented him from challenging Museveni as party chairman. Several other candidates are now threatening to stand as independents.

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