Ugandans vote in contested presidential election
14 January 2021 | 1:29 pm
Bobi Wine, a 38-year-old musician, is the frontrunner among the 10 opposition candidates looking to replace Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking a sixth term. The 76-year-old clams Wine is backed by foreign interests.
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Two of the leading presidential candidates — Sandra Torres and Edmond Mulet — accused the ruling party of buying votes as the polls closed.
The tally is being disputed by the opposition party, which accused the election commission of lacking transparency. Bio is running for a second term against 12 opponents, including his biggest rival Samura Kamara.
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