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Byline: Kizza Besigye
Many Ugandans, irrespective of political persuasion are concerned that the 2011 elections might be violent. While less attention is given to violence on Election Day, more focus is on the post-election period.
The reason election day itself is considered less potent is that the primary stakeholders i.e., the candidates, who are actually the potential inciters of violence have a selfish interest to have their supporters vote for them in peace so that they can win. But after the ballots are counted, there is bound to be disturbances when accusations of electoral malpractices arise.
The 2011 election is unique. During the previous …