Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

What's the deal with Turkey? (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The Sarkozy soap opera

Read more

DEBATE

What's the deal with Turkey?

Read more

LIFESTYLES

New road trip

Read more

LIFESTYLES

High-tech in France

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Global warming: A drowning planet

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Christian Kastrop, Director of Policy Studies, OECD

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy's political comeback: Did he ever leave?

Read more

ENCORE!

Weekly Music Show: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's new album

Read more

Africa

President Nkurunziza secures second mandate in uncontested poll

Text by News Wires

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

  • BURUNDI

    Sitting president set for second term by default

    Read more

  • BURUNDI

    Incumbent president is sole candidate as opposition charges vote-rigging

    Read more

COMMENT(S)