Campaigning kicks off for Uganda's 2016 polls

President Yoweri Museveni in power since 1986, will face his stiffest opposition from Kizza Besigye, a three-time loser for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), and Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister running as an independent candidateUganda’s presidential campaign season opened Monday ahead of a vote due February 2016 pitting the country’s veteran leader against a longtime challenger and a sacked prime minister. Eight candidates are running in the February 18 poll, seeking to end President Yoweri Museveni’s 30-year rule. Museveni, in power since 1986, will face his stiffest opposition from Kizza Besigye, a three-time loser for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), and Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister running as an independent candidate.

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