Yoweri Museveni re-elected President
Unsurprisingly incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni, has won the presidential election which was held on Thursday (18th February 2016). Museveni has already been in power for 30 years and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) is seen as being ingrained into the governmental apparatus making it difficult for any opposition party to win an election.
Museveni took 60.75% of the vote with Kizza Besigye coming second on 35.37% and former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi taking just 1.43% of the vote. Turnout was 63.5%.
Inevitably the opposition has denounced the election as fraudulent and said that the election should not be recognised. The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) called on “Ugandans and the international community to reject and condemn the fraud that has been committed and to reveal in its entirety”.