Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission announced Friday

AFP| Updated: Jul 24, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Bujumbura: Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission announced Friday

Nkurunziza won 69.4 percent of the vote, handing him a first round victory, officials said. Nkurunziza`s candidacy was denounced as unconstitutional by the opposition and provoked months of protests and an attempted coup in the central African nation.