Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has won the controversial 3rd term. The country’s electoral commission says he got nearly 70% of votes in Tuesday’s poll following an election marred by violence and a boycott by the opposition. Nkrunziza’s nearest rival, Agathon Rwasa, took 18.99%.
The president’s decision in April to seek a third term had plunged the country into chaos, with many taking to the streets to protest. There was even an unsuccessful coup. Opposition say they won’t accept the election result because Nkurunziza’s 3rd term bid violated their constitution.