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Burundi opposition takes poll dispute to constitutional court

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition party on Thursday filed its submission to the Constitutional Court to contest the results of a presidential election it alleges was riddled with fraud and irregularities. On Monday the electoral commission announced that ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye had won the vote with …

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Burundi opposition leader rejects ‘fantasy’ early poll results

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition leader has rejected early signs the ruling party is heading for victory in this week’s general election, describing the results from 12 percent of municipalities as “fantasy.” “Absolutely I reject these results. These results being declared are a fantasy. They do not reflect …

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Burundians vote despite virus outbreak

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundians voted Wednesday in tense elections to replace their long-ruling president, despite a coronavirus outbreak that the East African nation has largely ignored. The election comes after five years of turmoil sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, which unleashed unrest that left …

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Burundi launches poll campaign despite coronavirus fears

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi on Monday launched a campaign for next month’s presidential, legislative and municipal elections, ignoring allegations of downplaying the risk of coronavirus and reports of violence against the opposition. Seven candidates are running in the May 20 polls in the small East African nation, where life …

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