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Uganda’s Museveni Clings to Power – But Trouble Lies Ahead

Official results indicate that President Yoweri Museveni will extend his 35-year rule in Uganda

But the contested election, marred by fraud claims, illustrated many citizens’ frustration with his administration.

  • Murithi Mutiga
  • ICG

In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Murithi Mutiga explains why the path ahead will be rocky.

What do the results indicate?

Ugandan election authorities announced on 16 January that President Yoweri Museveni had secured a sixth term in office, claiming 58.64 per cent of the vote.

His main challenger, Robert Kyagulanyi, best known by his stage name Bobi Wine, received 34.83 per cent of…

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