Peaceful polls despite virus: Burundi ruling party ‘thanks God’

Peaceful polls despite virus: Burundi ruling party ‘thanks God’

Burundi’s ruling party, CNDD-FDD begun on Friday (May 29), a three-day thanksgiving service to thank God for victory following disputed presidential polls.

The party’s candidate, General Evariste Ndayishimiye, won over 68% of votes in the vote with the main opposition CNL party’s Agathon Rwasa getting 24%, according to the elections body, CENI.

Leading figures and supporters of the ruling party met in the capital Gitega to start the session. In attendance was the president-elect who takes over…

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Tecla Chandata