Los Angeles Times
President wins disputed vote
Burundi’s electoral chief says President Pierre Nkurunziza has won re-election amid unrest over the constitutionality of his bid for a third term.
Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye said Nkurunziza won 69% of the vote; his closest rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 19%.
Nkurunziza, 51, did not face a strong challenge in Tuesday’s polls after some opposition groups boycotted the election.
Rwasa, the leading opposition candidate, said his campaign had been hindered by officials.
The elections have been condemned internationally as lacking credibility because of violence, intimidation of opposition groups, the shutting down of independent media and the constitutionality question. .