Ugandan president 'wins election'
Published 20/02/2011 | 14:42
Uganda's election commission has announced that the long-time president has won a recent poll, an outcome the opposition is rejecting.
The electoral commission said that President Yoweri Museveni won 68% of votes but his challenger Kizza Besigye claimed the election was fraudulent and rejected the results. The commission said Besigye took 26% of the vote.
Mr Besigye has previously threatened Egypt-style protests if the results are not in line with what he and his supporters believe are the true returns.
Mr Museveni, a former rebel commander who seized power at the head of a guerrilla army in 1986, once criticised African rulers who clung to power. But he sought another five-year term as a president who has fostered peace, stability and growth.