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Vol 52 No 4

Published 18th February 2011


Cairo tactics

The biggest excitement in the 18 February presidential and parliamentary elections is the electoral arithmetic (AC Vol 51 No 1). Presidential challenger Kizza Besigye will never have a better chance of forcing a second-round run-off by bringing President Yoweri Museveni’s share of the vote below 50%. Colonel (Retired) Besigye’s supporters promise to take to the streets should the official count deviate from the opposition parties’ tally; Museveni says he will ‘gently’ detain anyone attempting ‘Cairo tactics’.

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