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Polls Officially Open In Uganda Today, People Vote For New President And Parliament (Photos)


Today, 14th January 2021 is a ‘make or break day’ in Uganda as citizens go to the polls to vote for a president and parliamentarians.

The President of Uganda is elected using the two-round system, with candidates needing to receive at least 50% of the vote to be elected in the first round

The incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni otherwise known as M7 is seeking a sixth term in power. He has been the president of the country since 1986 and wishes to be given the nod to continue his rule by the people.

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There are eleven candidates currently vying for the presidential with Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine being the most favourite of them all. The 38-year-old politician feels Yoweri Museveni is a dictator who should be ousted for young and idealistic minds to lead the people.

The eleven candidates are;

  1. Yoweri Museveni, National Resistance Movement
  2. Bobi Wine, National Unity Platform
  3. John Katumba, Independent
  4. Willy Mayambala, Independent
  5. Fred Mwesigye, Independent
  6. Henry Tumukunde, Independent
  7. Joseph Kabuleta, Independent
  8. Nancy Kalembe, Independent
  9. Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Forum for Democratic Change
  10. Mugisha Muntu, Alliance for National Transformation
  11. Norbert Mao, Democratic Party

See images of citizens waiting to cast their vote;



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