The Electoral Commission has declared Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Betty Muzanira winner of the Rukungiri District Woman MP By-election.
Muzanira, who got 50,611 votes, beat her biggest rival, National Resistance Movement’s Winfred Matsiko by 4282 votes.
Matsiko got 46,329 votes while independent Prisca Mbaguta got 993 votes and People’s Progress Party’s Fabith Kukundakwe got 183.
The final results were announced Friday morning amidst dancing and ululation by FDC officials.
The Rukungiri Woman MP seat fell vacant after Court of Appeal nullified Ms Masiko’s election following a petition by Ms Muzanira.