Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Feb. 20 secured a fourth term in office following a disputed presidential poll. The integrity of the poll was compromised by, among others, the presence of military on election day, which fostered an intimidating atmosphere, according to European Union election observers.

“We have found the power of incumbency was exercised to such an extent as to compromise severely the level playing field between the competing candidates and political parties,” Edward Scicluna, head of the EU observer team, was quoted by Reuters as saying.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.