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Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 13:01
Burundi elections: Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term
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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third term, taking nearly 70% of the vote, according to provisional results from the country's electoral commission.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa won 19% of the vote after his name was left on the ballot paper, despite a boycott.

At least 70 people have been killed since Nkurunziza announced in April he would run for a third term.

The government accuses the opposition of provoking violent protests.

Opponents say his bid was illegal, due to a limit of two terms in the constitution.

 
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