President Yoweri Museveni won a landslide victory by extending his reign for 35 years in a controversial Uganda election, fueling concerns of an erosion of democracy after a campaign marred by violence and an internet shutdown.
The election commission said on Saturday that official results showed Mr Museveni got 58.6%, while Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, received 34.8%.
Mr Wine said he would challenge the results. “Everything that is declared is a pure sham,” he said. Election officials said the singer-turned-politician would have to prove his allegations of electoral fraud, which he said he would do once internet access was restored.
Monday, Facebook shut down some Ugandan government accounts for seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of the elections, angering Mr. Museveni and his entourage who on Wednesday ordered an internet and social media outage.
Mr Museveni, a former rebel fighter in power since 1986, said that …
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