Suriname’s Strongman Seeks 3rd Term

Suriname’s president Desi Bouterse is looking to win a third term despite being convicted of murder last year and a separate drug smuggling conviction from the Netherlands.  Voters went to the polls in the former South American Dutch colony Monday to elect the national assembly.    Bouterse’s National Democratic Party must win a plurality in […]

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Burundi: Ruling Party Candidate Named Winner in Presidential Vote

Burundi’s election commission declared ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye the winner of the country’s presidential election.   The retired general won just under 69% of the vote, according to results released Monday.  Opposition party leader Agathon Rwasa received about 24%, with five other candidates splitting the rest.   Voting last Wednesday was peaceful, but speaking […]

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Ruling Party Candidate Wins Burundi Presidential Election

Ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has won Burundi’s presidential election by a landslide, preliminary results show, while the main opposition party cries fraud. The independent election commission (CENI) announced partial results Monday, giving Ndayishimiye 69% of the vote and his chief competitor Agathon Rwasa of the opposition CNL party 24%. Current First Vice President Gaston […]

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