Museveni takes early lead in Uganda vote count

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President Yoweri Museveni is seeking a sixth term. Photo Getty Images

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken a significant early lead in the presidential race, according to preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Friday morning.

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Mr Museveni has garnered 1,536,205 votes (65.02%), while his main rival Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has 647,146 votes (27.39%) from 8,310 polling stations.

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The country has a total of 34,684 polling stations.

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Bobi Wine has alleged there was widespread fraud and violence during Thursday’s poll but gave no details of his accusations.

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Uganda’s government has described the election as peaceful.

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