Thursday, February 23, 2006

Masaka voting ends peacefully

Former DP Legal Advisor John Kawanga and incumbent Masaka Municipality MP summed up voting in Masaka district as generally peaceful. Most voters cast their votes bright and early, and counting began in earnest at 1700 Hrs EST. Several voters with voters' cards but whose names were missing on the electoral register were not allowed to vote. The law limits polling to registered voters. Masaka is one of the most watched electoral districts in the country, with DP expected to improve its vote share and pick up a number of seats in its former stronghold.

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