The World: Museveni wins Ugandan poll

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The Independent Online
Yoweri Museveni won Uganda's presidential poll by a landslide on Saturday, taking 74.2 per cent of valid votes. The main opposition candidate, Paul Ssemogerere, won 23.7 per cent and accused Museveni's supporters of rigging the poll.

Museveni, 52, seized power in 1986 after a five-year bush war and is credited with Uganda's economic recovery after the economy almost collapsed under Idi Amin and Milton Obote in the Seventies and Eighties. The poll gives him another five years as president.

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