Museveni ahead in Uganda polls

Supporters of President Yoweri Museveni made a strong early showing in Uganda's first true experiment with democracy, Reuter reports from Kampala.

With more than 20 per cent of the ballots counted from Monday's elections for a new 214-seat constituent assembly, government ministers had good backing and Museveni supporters were showing particularly well in the south and south- west. Campaigning on the basis of political parties was barred, but the polls pitted the President's supporters against critics demanding a faster transition to a multi-party system.