Politics

Independent candidate says detected irregularities taint elections results

05-29-2020 “Following the irregularities that occurred on the polling day, It would be better if the Independent National Electoral Commission recognized it during the presentation of the provisional results,” said Dieudonné Nahimana, who participated in the presidential election of 20 May, 2020 as an independent candidate at a news conference (...)

CENI slams door to observers reporting dissimilar irregularities

05-29-2020 Pierre Claver Kazihise, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI says the commission was surprised to hear that there is an organization which reported dissimilar conclusions in the recent elections. “39 groups of observers were allowed to monitor the electoral process and their reports were similar expect for one (...)

Over 420 CNL party members detained in electoral period

05-28-2020 Térence Manirambona, Spokesperson for the National Congress for Liberty-CNL says at least 423 party members including party observers are detained in different localities of the country. “Over 600 party members were arrested in the last days of the electoral campaign and on the Election Day. Some were freed but (...)

CNDD-FDD gets more seats in recent communal elections in Ngozi

05-28-2020 The Independent Provincial Electoral Commission (CEPI) in Ngozi province announced this 27 May the results of the election of members of the communal councils held on 20 May. The ruling party CNDD-FDD obtained more seats and was followed by its main challenger, CNL party. Désiré Minani, chairman of CEPI-Ngozi (...)

2020 Elections: Kira Burundi Coalition accepts provisional results

05-27-2020 Aloys Baricako, Chairman of Kira Burundi Coalition says his political Coalition doesn’t reject the provisional results of the presidential and legislative elections released on Monday by the electoral body. “We don’t want to see once again any Burundian being killed or fleeing his country due to the electoral conflict,” (...)

Evariste Ndayishimiye calls on Burundian refugees to return home

05-27-2020 “We have just honored ourselves by showing Burundians and the world that we no longer need lessons of democracy. It is rather our turn to teach others, “said Major-General Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate of the ruling CNDD-FDD, in a message issued after the electoral commission announced his victory in the (...)

Burundi Catholic Bishops concerned over irregularities reported on Election Day

05-27-2020 In a statement issued a day after the release of provisional election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission on May 25, Burundi Catholic Bishops have identified irregularities that characterized the previously held elections. The Burundi Catholic Bishops say the triple ballot of May 20 was marred by enormous (...)

Six CNL party observers from Ngozi sentenced to one year in prison

05-26-2020 Ngozi High Court has sentenced six CNL party observers from Marangara commune of Ngozi province to one year in prison and a fine of BIF 50,000 each. Accused of using “ forged documents ”, Alain-Claver Mwiteneza, Moise Nduwimana, André Sibomana, Ferdinand Nzikobanyanka, Léonard Ndacayisaba and Martin Ntuyahaga, all CNL (...)

Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

05-26-2020 The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI announced this May 25, the provisional results of the presidential and legislative elections held on May 20. According to the CENI, Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate for the ruling CNDD-FDD party is the winner of the presidential election with 68, 72% and is followed by Agathon (...)

2020 elections:Towards electoral showdown?

05-23-2020 The second political force in the country CNL has not waited for the end of the triple ballot to denounce the elections” marred by several irregularities.” Gitega:Voting without major incidents In Gitega, the voters woke up early in the morning. At 6 a.m., there were already long queues outside (...)