Election 2016

INSIDE STORY: Russia Hails Uganda’s ‘Successful’ Elections

Congratulatory messages are still pouring in to president elect Yoweri Museveni after he was announced winner of last week’s elections.

The South Sudanese rebel leader who is now the appointed First Vice President, tadalafil http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/custom-background/uploadify/uploadify.php Dr. Riek Machar has added his voice to the regional personalities congratulating President Yoweri Museveni upon his victory. The Chairman Independent Electoral Commission, discount http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/asset/dynamic.php Dr. Badru Kigundu announced Museveni as the winner, this web http://clasharama.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/contact-form-template.php garnering 60 percent of the vote. He was followed by longtime rival Dr. Kizza Besigye who got 35.35 percent.

In a statement on Saturday just hours after Museveni was confirmed as the winner, Machar said the Ugandan leader’s effort in the South Sudan peace process should continue.

“I am writing to congratulate your Excellency on the occasion of your reelection as the President of the Republic of Uganda as declared today February 20th 2016,” part of the congratulatory statement reads.

“I am also writing to urge Your Excellency to play your role in the implementation of the Agreement of the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) as a guarantor of the said agreement as well as neighbor with the interest of peace and stability in the region.”

The rebel leader who is expected to return to capital Juba and take his new position in the unity government also said he is looking forward to working with Museveni again.

“I am looking forward to working closely with you as we implement the agreement to restore peace and political stability in the Nile valley.”

“Once again, congratulations for the trust bestowed upon you by the people of Uganda to continue serving your country that has witnessed rapid economic growth and peace in the recent years under your wise leadership.”
Congratulatory messages are still pouring in to president elect Yoweri Museveni after he was announced winner of last week’s elections.

The South Sudanese rebel leader who is now the appointed First Vice President, what is ed http://cmd-kenya.org/institute/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php Dr. Riek Machar has added his voice to the regional personalities congratulating President Yoweri Museveni upon his victory. The Chairman Independent Electoral Commission, salve http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-includes/class-wp.php Dr. Badru Kigundu announced Museveni as the winner, information pills garnering 60 percent of the vote. He was followed by longtime rival Dr. Kizza Besigye who got 35.35 percent.

In a statement on Saturday just hours after Museveni was confirmed winner, Machar said the Ugandan leader’s effort in the South Sudan peace process should continue.

“I am writing to congratulate your Excellency on the occasion of your reelection as the President of the Republic of Uganda as declared today February 20th 2016,” part of the congratulatory statement reads.

“I am also writing to urge Your Excellency to play your role in the implementation of the Agreement of the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) as a guarantor of the said agreement as well as neighbor with the interest of peace and stability in the region.”

The rebel leader who is expected to return to capital Juba and take his new position in the unity government also said he is looking forward to working with Museveni again.

“I am looking forward to working closely with you as we implement the agreement to restore peace and political stability in the Nile valley.”

“Once again, congratulations for the trust bestowed upon you by the people of Uganda to continue serving your country that has witnessed rapid economic growth and peace in the recent years under your wise leadership.”
Russia, and http://centruldedic.ro/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php a global superpower, order http://danielborda.net/wp-includes/pluggable.php has praised what it described as “successful” elections in Uganda, see bringing to light deep diplomatic ties between Moscow and Kampala.

“Moscow hails the successful general elections in the friendly Uganda, which have proved broad national support for the government’s course towards stable political and socio-economic development,” the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Feb. 21.

Moscow further noted a “generally open and peaceful nature of the election campaign and the voting process and observed no serious violations that could affect the results of the popular vote”.

When Museveni captured power in 1986, his critics accused him of being a communist.

However, he would later take a capitalistic view of running the state – complying with recommendations from International Monetary Fund and World Bank especially on privatisation.

This pulled heavy Foreign Direct Investments and aid thus fostering economic growth in a country ravaged by war.

Overtime, Museveni’s ties with western countries have weakened over rights for homosexuals and approach towards dissent.

The handing of lucrative road and railway construction deals to Chinese companies and the multi-billion dollar refinery project to a Russian firm has as well deepened the wedge between Kampala and western capitals.

The attempts by European and American diplomats to rally opposition to field a joint candidate against Museveni in the February 21 elections underscored the western determination to get rid of the 72-year-old Ugandan leader.

Highly placed security sources believe the West wants a post-Museveni leader who will serve their interests especially on controlling the formidable UPDF infrastructure.

Military equipment 

Realising that the West could be up to some mischief, Museveni has in recent years strengthened ties with Eastern blocs especially Iran, Russia and China.

ChimpReports understands Uganda obtains the better part of her arms especially war jets and heavy artillery from Russia.

Speaking at his Rwakitura country home, Museveni said he would not take any advice from Europeans on conducting elections.

This was after European Union Observers protested the delayed voting in some parts of the country and an “intimidating atmosphere” under which they said the polls were held.

However, East African Community observers said in most polling stations, there were “presence of security personnel who contributed to maintenance of law and order for an overall peaceful atmosphere of the polling process. The security agents were involved in the management of queues to ensure that there is a smooth flow of the voters.”

They further observed that “the voting process was fairly quick as 52 percent of the voters in the polling stations visited took less than three minutes to cast their vote, while 43 percent of voters in the polling stations visited took between three to nine minutes to vote.”

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