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Uganda elections start with millions coming out to vote (Photos)

4 years agoNews : BlogPost

Ugandan voters wait in line at a polling station in the capital Kampala. Some 14 million voters started voting on Friday. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP) Millions of Ugandans have come out to vote in the east African nation's presidential ballot pitting the country's long-serving president Yoweri Museveni against his former ally and personal physician, Kizza Besigye. Voters in Uganda faced the choice Friday of extending their president's 25-year grip on power or joining the anti-incumbent wave sweeping Africa and the Middle East and voting Museveni out of office.
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News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

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