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Museveni leads Uganda poll by 65%, Wine 27%

The internet remained down in Uganda for a third day as vote counting for the presidential election continued, with provisional results from 24 percent of polling stations giving President Yoweri Museveni an early lead of 65 per cent while Bobbi Wine trailed with 27 percent.

Opposition leader Wine said the country’s election had seen “widespread fraud and violence”, as votes trickled in Friday under the internet blackout.

The 38-year-old former popstar-turned-MP did not give details about his accusations, which contradicted the government’s account that Thursday’s vote had been largely peaceful.

The capital Kampala was quiet and some businesses remained closed, while soldiers and police patrolled on foot the day after the election.

Full results are expected by Saturday afternoon.

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