UGANDA: Unruly Vote

And a muddled result

It was supposed to mark the country's full emergence from the dark epoch of Dictator Idi Amin Dada. But Uganda's unruly general election last week, the first in 18 years, only served to plunge the country deeper into its political muddle.

What one member of the British Commonwealth observer group called "the sheer sweep of maladministration" forced interminable queues of voters to wait for more than twelve hours at many polling booths. As a result, there was a second, unscheduled day of balloting. Even as the votes were counted,...

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