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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is taking part in his first televised debate ahead of elections on Thursday. Mr Museveni snubbed Uganda’s first pre-election debate last month, saying such events were for schoolchildren.
The 2nd Uganda Presidential Debate 2016 Livestream (13/02/2016)
The Ugandan leader, 71, is seeking to extend his 30-year rule by winning a fifth term in government.
The focus of the second debate is foreign policy and national security – considered to be Mr Museveni’s strongest points.
The first debate focused on domestic issues like health and education.
Eight presidential candidates are contesting Thursday’s polls. Ugandans will vote in parliamentary and local elections on the same day.
For the first time, Mr Museveni and his National Resistance Movement will face two strong opponents, says the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga.
They are Kizza Besigye, the veteran opposition leader, and Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister and close ally of the president.
Mr Besigya leads the Forum for Democratic Change, while Mr Mbabazi is running as an independent with the GoForward pressure group.
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Major issues for voters include persistently high unemployment, corruption and the quality of public services.
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