has won Uganda's presidential election, the electoral commission said on Saturday, cementing his 30-year grip on power in the East African nation.
"The commission declares Yoweri Kaguta
elected President of the Republic of Uganda," commission chairman Badru Kiggundu said.
won 60.5 percent of the vote, while his main challenger Kizza Besigye won 35.3 percent.
European Union and Commonwealth observers have criticised the poll and Besigye's camp had disputed preliminary results.
Former Prime minister Amama Mbabazi got 1.43 percent, Abed Bwanika 0.9 percent, Benon Biraaro 0.27 percent, Venansius Baryamureeba 0.55 percent, Independent presidential candidate Joseph Elton Mabirizi: 0.26 percent, Kyalya: 0.44 percent
Museveni, 71, has been in office since his rebel group seized power in 1986.