Burundi's one-man presidential race

Incumbent president sole candidate in poll marred by opposition boycott and violence.

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    Burundi's presidential election has been marred by violence and ethnic tensions.

    The vote was supposed to assert the war-torn country's democratic credentials and cement a fledgling peace deal with rebels.

    Instead, its 3.5 million voters were left without a choice of candidates after the opposition pulled out over fraud claims.

    All six opposition candidates pulled out of the vote, handing Pierre Nkurunziza, the current president, a guaranteed victory.

    Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from the country's capital, Bujumbura.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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