A Ugandan soldier takes position under a campaign poster of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, as chases some of his supporters through the streets in Kampala, Uganda Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Uganda's security forces Saturday put the main opposition candidate under house arrest to prevent him from leading protests as the country awaited the results of a disputed election.Partial results from about 75 percent of the vote show long-time President Yoweri Museveni leading with over 60 percent against Besigye's 35 percent.Police Friday surrounded the headquarters of Besigye's party, the Forum for Democratic Change, as Besigye met with party members, and a helicopter fired tear gas at a crowd outside.Besigye's party has alleged massive vote rigging, and has accused the government of deliberately stalling voting in areas seen as opposition strongholds and orchestrating violence. Kerry urged Museveni to rein the security forces.
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