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Title:The elections in Uganda, February 2016
Author:Gibb, Ryan
Year:2016
Periodical:Africa Spectrum (ISSN 0002-0397)
Volume:51
Issue:2
Pages:93-101
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:elections
2016
Link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/979/986
Abstract:On 18 February 2016, Uganda conducted presidential and parliamentary elections. Incumbent president Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) won the multiparty contest for a third consecutive time. If his reign as the NRM leader during Uganda's stint as a one-party state is counted, the February elections marked the beginning of Museveni's fifth overall term as president. The NRM continues to dominate parliament, having won a super-majority of the contested seats. Opposition members who competed for both the presidential seat and a seat in parliament contested the results of the election, and the primary opposition candidate Kizza Besigye was placed under house arrest. International observers questioned the integrity of the results, specifically in rural areas that were poorly monitored, and opposition strongholds in urban centres suffered logistical problems. The elections reconfirmed the strength of the NRM following years of political infighting. Bibliogr., sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]
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