Burundi Elections Ndayishimiye New President

In a rerun Elections conducted, the Burundi’s election commission declared the governing party’s candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, the winner of the country’s presidential election amid accusations of rigging by the leading opposition challenger. Ndayishimiye, a retired army general, won 68.72 percent of the votes in last week’s ballot, while Agathon Rwasa, the main opposition leader, received 24.19 percent, the commission said on Monday. There was a turnout of 88 percent. Since Ndayishimiye received more than 50 percent of the vote, he avoided a runoff. Ndayishimiye was picked by the governing CNDD-FDD…

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