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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins 3rd term

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a
third term in a controversial election.
Nkurunziza won 69.41% of the vote in Tuesday’s
vote, handing him an immediate first-round
victory, the election commission said.
Nkurunziza’s candidacy was denounced as
unconstitutional by the opposition and provoked
months of protests and an attempted coup in
the central African nation.
It was announced at the presidential palace in
Bujumbura on Friday (24 July) that Nkurunziza
won every district but two in Tuesday’s election,
winning 69.41% of the vote to his rival Agathon
Rwasa’s 18.99%
Turnout was as high as 91.99% in the
incumbent’s home town Ngozi where he won 79%
of votes but as low as 37% in other districts.

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