Museveni wins in 98 districts, Besigye in 14

Feb 24, 2016

Out of 10.3m voters who participated in the Febuary 18 polls, 5,971,872 voted Museveni.


The Electoral Commission (EC) has released the final results for the presidential elections, showing incumbent President Yoweri Museveni still leading the pack with 60.6%.

In the final results, Col. Kizza Besigye's score stands at 35.61%, which is 0.24% higher than what he had scored when the results were announced by on Saturday.

Besigye picked up an additional 238,369 votes. Museveni's fi nal results were 0.15% lower than what he originally had, although in actual terms his total vote went up by 354,369.

A summary of the results from 27,881 of the total 28,010 polling stations showed that out of 10.3 million voters who participated in the Febuary 18 polls, 5,971,872 people voted for Museveni.

Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, polled 3,508,687 votes. Former premier Amama Mbabazi came third with 136,519 votes or 1.39% of the votes cast and Dr. Abed Bwanika followed with 0.90% .

Other contestants included former Makerere University vice-chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba (0.54%), Maureen Kyalya (0.43%), Benon Biraaro (0.26%) and Joseph Mabirizi (0.25%).

[Details in Wednesday's New Vision newspaper]


                             Presidential Election results





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