Burundi counting votes in presidential election

first_imgElectoral Commission President Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye said Wednesday that 74 percent of the 3.8 million registered voters cast their ballots. Nkurunziza is expected to win the election after some opposition groups boycotted the poll.The U.S. said the legitimacy of the election has been tainted by the government’s harassment of opposition and civic groups, closing down of media outlets and intimidation of voters. More than 100 people have died in protests opposing Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term that opponents say is unconstitutional.last_img