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AU team happy with turn up

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th February 2006 03:00 AM

THE African Union Observer Team has said it is impressed with the massive turn-up of voters during the just-concluded presidential and parliamentary elections.

THE African Union Observer Team has said it is impressed with the massive turn-up of voters during the just-concluded presidential and parliamentary elections.

By Joyce Namutebi

THE African Union Observer Team has said it is impressed with the massive turn-up of voters during the just-concluded presidential and parliamentary elections.

Releasing their report at Hotel Africana in Kampala yesterday, the leader of the AU team, Victor Tonchi, said “Participation rates in certain polling stations averaged more than 60% of registered voters.”

The team visited and observed the voting process in over 100 polling stations in five districts outside Kampala, where they paid attention to particular aspects of the electoral process, like delivery and handling of electoral materials, counting of votes, voter participation and security.

Tonchi said the February 23 polls were conducted in a calm and peaceful manner, despite some irregularities.

“The AU team wishes to congratulate the EC for the well organised and executed elections; political parties for mature contestation and Ugandans for responsible participation,” he said.

AU team happy with turn up

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