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  • The FDC's Mr. Besigye is promising development in agriculture, education, health care and infrastructure by curbing patronage and trimming public administration.

    Ugandan leader raps up campaign →

  • But Uganda's main opposition leader — Kizza Besigye, who also is Mr. Museveni's former personal physician — has said he could not rule out the possibility of violence if the election is deemed fraudulent, adding that he will not personally incite any violence.

    Vote-buying charges taint Uganda election →

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