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Uganda's Museveni declared winner of presidential poll: election commission

Elections posters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result.

Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.64%, of the total, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48 million votes (34.83%), the electoral commission said in a televised news conference.

Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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