Burundi election results

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In Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in disputed elections on July 21. 

Burundi’s constitution restricts presidents to two terms, but in April, Nkurunziza claimed that he could run for a third term because he had been appointed, rather than elected, for his first term, an argument that caused widespread protests as well as, on May 13, a coup attempt. Burundi’s Constitutional Court agreed with Nkurunziza’s interpretation.

On election day in the capital, Bujumbura, two police officers were killed, and the body of an official from the opposition party was found on the side of a road.

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In Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in disputed elections on July 21. 

Burundi’s constitution restricts presidents to two terms, but in April, Nkurunziza claimed that he could run for a third term because he had been appointed, rather than elected, for his first term, an argument that caused widespread protests as well as, on May 13, a coup attempt. Burundi’s Constitutional Court agreed with Nkurunziza’s interpretation.

On election day in the capital, Bujumbura, two police officers were killed, and the body of an official from the opposition party was found on the side of a road.