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President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza has been announced on Friday 24th July that he has won a third term in a controversial election avoided by the opposition figures following the recent street violence and claims of electoral fraud.

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Nkurunziza was announced the winner with 69.41% of the vote and his rival Agathon Rwasa got 18.99%. It’s reported that Nkurunziza got 79% from his home town Ngozi and 37% in other districts.

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Many other voters declined to vote perhaps due to the anger they have towards the process of elections and also the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy ( CNDD – FDD ) party which decided to nominate president Pierre Nkurunziza to stand for re-election.

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