Yoweri Museveni Won the Presidential Election for the Fourth Time in Uganda
President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, of the ruling National Resistance Movement party won the Presidential election
President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, of the ruling National Resistance Movement party won the Presidential election for the fourth time according to the election results declared on 20 February 2011. He defeated the opposition candidate Kizza Besigya. Yoweri Musevni won 68 percent of the votes while Kizza Besigya could manage only 26 percent of the votes. The election in Uganda was participated by 59 percent of voters. The opposition parties along with the foreign election observers alleged that the voting process was rigged in favour of Yoweri Museveni.
Museveni is the President of Uganda for the last 25 years. He came to power in 1986 at the head of a guerrilla army. Musevni ranks as one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders along with Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.