[Global Times reporter Muzhi] According to Reuters on the 16th, the Uganda Election Commission announced on the same day that current President Museveni won re-election in the presidential election and will begin his sixth presidential term.
The Uganda Election Commission said that in this election, Museveni received 58.64% of the vote, and its main rival opposition presidential candidate Sentam had 34.83% of the vote.
According to the BBC, opposition presidential candidate Chiagulani refused to acknowledge the election results, saying that the election was fraudulent.
The army and police have strengthened the security deployment in the capital to prevent violent incidents.
According to AFP, Museveni was born in 1944 and served as the president of Uganda after overthrowing the military junta in 1986.
He was elected president in the first general election in 1996 and won re-election in 2001.
After the implementation of multi-party elections in Ukraine in 2006, Museveni was re-elected three times in 2006, 2011 and 2016, making him one of the longest-serving leaders in Africa.