TOP
Friday,October 23,2020 14:06 PM
  • Home
  • News
  • EU to EC: release detailed election results

EU to EC: release detailed election results

By Reuters

Added 26th February 2016 11:35 AM

Uganda's Electoral Commission declared Museveni, 71 and in power since 1986, the winner of the Feb. 18 vote with about 60 percent of the vote.

EU to EC: release detailed election results

EC chairperson Dr. Badru Kiggundu

Uganda's Electoral Commission declared Museveni, 71 and in power since 1986, the winner of the Feb. 18 vote with about 60 percent of the vote.

A European Union mission urged Uganda on Thursday to release detailed results from last week's presidential election, which extended President Yoweri Museveni's 30-year rule but which the opposition has called fraudulent.

Uganda's Electoral Commission declared Museveni, 71 and in power since 1986, the winner of the Feb. 18 vote with about 60 percent of the vote.

The EU's Election Observation Mission statement was released soon after an aide to Kizza Besigye, the main challenger, said Besigye had been arrested for the sixth time in about a week.

resident oweri useveni President Yoweri Museveni won the polls with 60 percent

 

Besigye, who challenged Museveni in three previous elections, was also blocked from leaving his house on Wednesday, when local elections were held across Uganda. Human rights groups say they have been blocked from meeting with him.

The EU mission "encourages the Electoral Commission to publish without delay the detailed results from each polling station" so that voters and the candidates can "comprehensively evaluate the election results," it said in a statement.

"The electoral process is completed only when all candidates have rightfully exercised the relevant legal avenues without fear, intimidation or other undue restrictions," Eduard Kukan, the chief observer, said in a statement.

Candidates have 10 days after a winner is declared to contest an election's outcome. A spokeswoman for Besigye said his party has yet to decide whether it will formally dispute the results, but said Besigye's detentions are creating an obstacle to its activities.

"The arrest of our candidate ... has eaten some of the time we have to lodge a petition," said Ingrid Turinawe.  

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author