Burundi polls: President Pierre Nkurunziza seeks third term
July 21 , 2015
Voters in Burundi are casting their ballot amid violence and unrest as President Pierre Nkurunziza seeks a controversial third term in office.
Before polls opened at least two people, including a police officer, were killed in explosions and gunfire in capital Bujumbura. Reports of shooting continued through Monday morning.
Nkurunziza’s opponents say the election is illegal as the constitution does not allow him to stand for a third term. Leonce Ngendakumana, a key opposition politician, said they were "pseudo-elections”.