Monday February 21 2011

2011 Uganda Elections: Museveni wins with 68.38%

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is declared winner of Friday's presidential vote of the Republic of Uganda for 2011-2016.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is declared winner of Friday's presidential vote of the Republic of Uganda for 2011-2016. 

By Tabu Butagira

The Electoral Commission declares President Museveni victor of Uganda’s Friday presidential ballot, winning with 68.38 per cent of 8, 272, 760 total votes. Mr Museveni obtained 5, 428, 369 votes, Electoral Commission chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu says.

“The Commission declares Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President elect of the Republic of Uganda,” says Eng. Kiggundu while announcing the final results at Namboole stadium on Sunday.

The result, however, excludes tallies from some 117 polling stations whose results the Commissions says it is yet to receive. Eng. Kiggundu says they declared the incomplete results to beat the 48 hour constitutional deadline, and because they had received more than the threshold tallies required to make the declarations.

Inter-Party Cooperation flag bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye, has obtained 2, 064, 963 (representing 26%) votes while Democratic Party’s Norbert Mao is in third position having polled 147, 708 votes.

Scores of other candidates in descending order are Mr Olara Otunnu (Uganda People’s Congress; 125, 059 votes), Ms Betty Olive Kamya (Uganda Federal alliance; 52, 782 votes), Mr Abed Bwankia (People’s Development Party; 51, 708 votes), Mr Jaberi Bidandi Ssali (People’s Progressive Party; 34, 688 votes) and Independent Samuel Walter Lubega with 32, 726 votes.

Eng Kiggundu commends civil society organisations for conducting civic and voter education, and his Commission staff for dedicated work, resulting in a successful Friday 18 joint presidential and parliamentary vote.

Mr Museveni’s win gives him another five year elective term, setting the incumbent on course to lead Uganda for a cumulative 30 years since 1986.

Results also show that the NRM party wins with clear majority in the 9th Parliament. NRM has 145 MPs, followed by the FDC with 29, DP 11, UPC 8 while JEEMA and CP have one each. A total of 27 Independents made it to the House. See Detailed List

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