Burundi set for one-name vote

Incumbent president is sole name on ballot in African nation's first poll in almost 16 years.

    The central African nation of Burundi is set to hold its first presidential election since the end of its nearly 16-year-long civil war between ethnic Tutsis and Hutus.

    Normally the poll would be praised by the international community. However, there is one problem: the vote ballot consists of just one name.

    The incumbent president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is the only candidate after six opposition candidates all decided to boycott the poll, alleging fraud in earlier local elections.

    Al Jazeera's Malcom Webb reports from Bujumbura, Burundi's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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