19 February 2016

Uganda: Ministers Suffer Shock Defeat

Photo: Monitor
President Museveni and his wife, Janet Museveni on the campaign trail.

Several Ugandan government ministers have lost their parliamentary seats to opposition, partial results from Thursday's vote show.

According to State-owned New Vision newspaper, 17 ministers and junior ministers have lost their seats.

These include:

Defence minister - Crispus Kiyonga

Justice minister - Kahinda Otafiire

Information minister - Jim Muhwezi

Education minister - Jessica Alupo

Attorney-General - Fred Ruhindi

Housing minister - Sam Engola

Energy minister - Irene Muloni

With results from nearly half of all polling stations now in, the Electoral Commission has announced that President Yoweri Museveni is still in the lead.

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