EC Receives Provisional Results from 83 Districts Top story

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From the preliminary results released so far from the tally center, NRM candidate Yoweri Museveni is currently in the lead with 61.7 against his closest rival, FDCs Kizza Besigye with 33.4.

Provisional results of the presidential elections from 83 out of the 112 districts have so far been received from the Electoral Commission's national tally center at Namboole Stadium.

From the preliminary results released so far, the National Resistance Movement party candidate Yoweri Museveni is currently in the lead with 61.7% of the vote against his closest rival, Forum for Democratic Change party candidate Kizza Besigye with 33.4%.
The list released by the Electoral Commission on Friday shows that Museveni is leading in the districts of  Apac, Bundibugyo, Kabarole, Kotido, Kisoro, Mbarara, Nebbi, Katakwi and Kiruhura, among others.

Besigye, on the other hand, is leading in Kampala, Lira, Luweero, Mbale, Pader, Mukono, Soroti, Tororo, Kitgum and Jinja districts, among others.

Districts that are yet to submit results include Arua, Bushenyi, Gulu, Iganga, Kabale, Kalangala, Kamuli, Sironko, Butaleja, Amuru, Budaka and Buhweju, among others.
There were questions by some agents of presidential candidates over the tabulation of results to the national tally center.

They questioned the criteria used to transmit results to the tally center from the districts, without showing the actual number of polling stations where the results were tallied from.
Agents from the FDC and Go Forward team also claimed that the Commission was tallying results from areas where incumbent Museveni was in the lead.

However, EC chairman, Engineer Badru dismissed this, explaining that all districts have been asked to immediately transmit results that they have tallied.

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.