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Uganda president: No Egypt-like revolt during vote


ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says he will jail anyone who tries to spark Egypt-style unrest ahead of national elections Friday that are widely expected to see Museveni extend his 25-year grip on power.

Museveni told a news conference Wednesday that it is out of the question that someone in Uganda could use extraconstitutional means to assume power.

In the run-up to Friday's vote, top opposition challenger Kizza Besigye has repeatedly called the vote flawed and threatened street protests if his party's own tally of the results does not match up with the official outcome.

Museveni, who seized power in 1986 as the head of a guerrilla army, faces Besigye and six other opponents in the run to win a five-year term.

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