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Provisional: Besigye, Museveni neck-and-neck in Entebbe

By the time of filing this report, Besigye had provisionally garnered 5384 votes compared to Musevenis 4961 provisional votes, a difference of 423 votes out of about 60 percent of votes counted.
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye and President Yoweri Museveni, of the ruling National Resistance Movement party are running neck- and- neck in Entebbe Municipality according to provisional results.

By the time of filing this report, Besigye had provisionally garnered 5384 votes compared to Museveni's 4961 provisional votes, a difference of 423 votes of the about 60 percent of votes counted.

The votes were provisionally tallied from polling stations at St. Joseph Katabi, Mayor's Garden, Children's Park, St John's, Kitoro, Bugonga and Comprehensive. Results from other polling stations were yet to be tallied.

Besigye did well in Kitoro, Bugonga, Children's Park, Comprehensive and Katabi while Museveni performed well in St. John's, located just opposite State House and Mayor's Garden.

If Besigye wins in Entebbe, home to the Presidency, it will be the first time he does so in the four races against Museveni in the area, and could have a symbolic value for him in the municipality long dominated by NRM and the Democratic Party.

Abed Bwanika came third according to the provisional results followed by Maureen Kyalya and Amama Mbabazi. Joseph Mabirizi, Benon Biraro and Prof. Venacious Baryamureeba did rather miserably.

Meanwhile the National Resistance Movement party was doing well in the parliamentary races. For Entebbe Municipality seat, NRM's Rosemary Tumusiime had taken a comfortable lead ahead of Democratic Party's Michael Kakembo and FDC's Malibanga Alex Giita in that order.

Both opposition candidates did relatively well, in the end dividing the votes to gift Tumusiime the lead. NRM supporters were already in celebratory mood over Tumusiime's seemingly comfortable win.

In the Wakiso Woman parliamentary race, NRM's Rosemary Seninde had also taken an early lead over her challengers, also from FDC and DP.

The elections were overall conducted in a peaceful manner.

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