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President Nkurunziza secures second mandate in uncontested poll

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Latest update : 2010-06-30

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has been duly re-elected with 91.62% of the vote in a poll boycotted by the opposition in protest at alleged fraud.

AFP - Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza has been re-elected with 91.62 percent of the vote, following polls on Monday in which he was the only candidate, the electoral commission said Wednesday.

"At national level the candidate is elected by 91.62 percent. These figures will be sent to the constitutional court that will proclaim the final results," electoral commission head Pierre Claver Ndayicariye said.

Nkurunziza remained as sole candidate after opposition figures pulled out of the race to protest what they said was massive fraud by the ruling party in the May 24 local elections.

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a series of grenade attacks and violent incidents since the local elections.
 

Date created : 2010-06-30

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