Provisional results released by the Electoral Commission indicate that Museveni has garnered 5, 047, 963 votes out of the 8, 200, 802 valid votes cast, representing 61.55 percent in the Thursday February 18 elections.
Votes tallied for the National Resistance Movement presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni indicate that he has hit the five million mark.
Provisional results released by the Electoral Commission indicate that Museveni has garnered 5,047,963 votes out of the 8, 200, 802 valid votes cast, representing 61.55 percent in the Thursday February 18 elections.
Kizza Besigye, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, has 2, 826, 644 votes representing 34.4 percent.
Independent candidate Amama Mbabazi follows in distant third position with 122, 848 votes, totaling 1.5 percent of the valid votes.
Abed Bwanika of People's Development Party has 75, 916 votes, accounting for 0.93 percent of the vote; Venansius Baryamureeba with 46, 826 votes or 0.57 percent, while Benon Biraro has so far polled 22,213 which is 0.27 per cent. Maureen Kyalya with 36, 940 (0.45) per cent and Joseph Mabirizi with 21, 661 votes, representing 0.26 per cent, complete the list.
Engineer Badru Kiggundu, EC chairman, announced the results.
//Cue In: Abed Bwanika...
Cue Out:...fifty four//
A total of 8, 608, 765 votes, representing 56.35 per cent of the 15, 277, 198 voters have so far been tallied, with 407, 963 invalid votes registered.
The EC has received results from 23, 304 out of the 28,010 polling stations, signaling a 83.2 percent of stations where results have been received.