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France 24 14 Jan 2021

Uganda presidential election: Voters head to the polls after tense campaign


#Ugandans were to cast their #votes Thursday in a high-stakes election held under heavy security as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth term against a former pop star half his age. #BobiWine

In Georgia, voters are heading to the polls today for the state's two crucial runoff senate elections. Over 3 million votes have already been cast early or absentee in the races which will determine the balance of power in the Senate. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns reports from Georgia, and CBS News political contributor Molly Hooper joins "CBSN AM" with more.
Voters go to polls in Uganda's presidential election, with incumbent Yoweri Meseveni expected to see off pop star rival Bobi Wine.

But Wine's supporters are concerned over the shutting down of Facebook and the internet in general by authorities.
After dueling rallies by the president and president-elect, Georgia voters are lining up to cast their ballots in the state's two Senate runoffs. CBS News political analysts Leslie Sanchez and Antjuan Seawright spoke with CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers about what both parties are doing to get out the vote.
In tonight's edition: Ghanaians went to the polls on Monday to choose their next president and 275 members of parliament. There are twelve candidates in total in the race for the top job but the frontrunners are two familiar faces : incumbent Nana Akufo- Addo of the New Patriotic party or NPP and his predecessor, former leader John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress or NDC. He led for four years until he was unseated by Akufo Addo in 2016. We speak to our correspondent on the ground Sam Bradpiece and  Gildfred Asiamah, research analyst at Afrobarometer.

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