Burundi’s National Independent Electoral Commission head has appealed for calm following the May 20 general elections.
Chairman of the East African country’s National Independent Electoral Commission, Pierre-Claver Kazihise said that the process of counting all the votes would take several days, and results would be announced on June 1 or June 2. He urged those “getting impatient” to be calm.
He also added that the Electoral Commission would announce the results of the Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections at the same time.
The more than five million voters of Burundi had the spectrum of seven candidates to choose from to replacing outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza in the May 20 election. The candidates list included the ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye and the main opposition competitor Agathon Rwasa.
The results from more than 3,800 polling stations across Burundi are expected to be collated in the capital Bujumbura, before a winner is declared.