General Evariste Ndayishimiye declared victorious, the opposition contests

In Burundi, the National Electoral Commission (CENI) proclaimed, this Monday, May 25 in the afternoon, the provisional results of the presidential, legislative and municipal elections last Wednesday. And it is therefore, according to these figures, General Evariste Ndayishimiye, the candidate of the ruling party, who wins with a very large victory. These results have already been disputed.

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No surprise this afternoon. The Ceni announced, as expected, a very large victory for the candidate of the ruling party, General Evariste Ndayishimiye.

The only uncertainty concerned the percentage that was going to be attributed to him: 68.72%. This is less than what the results communicated so far by the dismemberments of the Electoral Commission of Burundi suggested.

Its main challenger, Agathon Rwasa, had already disputed this 24% victory. He and his party, the CNL, thus denounced a ceremony to publish the results of a triple ballot that his spokesman qualified, this Monday evening, as ” electoral masquerade “Tainted by” massive fraud

Thérence Manirambona ensures that Agathon Rwasa was the first to arrive with 58% of the votes, according to the count of votes they made from the counting minutes (PV) that they managed to gather until here. In the meantime, they remain ” on the road to legality “And count” file their complaint with the Constitutional Court tomorrow or the day after tomorrow “, he said.

Despite this complaint, the candidate of the ruling party should be the next president of Burundi

The CNDD-FDD system holds all the cogs in the country with an iron fist. Neither the CNL party, nor the Burundian opinion nor the diplomats stationed in Burundi, nobody has any illusions about the outcome of this complaint from the main opposition party, whatever the evidence accumulated. or not.

Thus, at the age of 52, General Evariste Ndayishimiye will no doubt be the next Burundian president. Member of the very closed circle of generals from the former Hutu rebel movement, now in power in Burundi, and who truly holds the reality of power in this country, Evariste Ndayishimiye is reputed to be more open than his mentor, President Pierre Nkurunziza , to whom he must succeed.

Stuck between these two poles of power, that is to say the group of generals and President Pierre Nkurunziza, he will not have an easy task, experts say. The country has been going through a serious crisis since 2005 and its economy is practically in ruins. He will therefore have the heavy task of reconciling the Burundians and developing a country that has fallen among the three poorest in the world under the leadership of his mentor.

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