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With the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi last week, the country has been thrust into a leadership vacuum.
When Burundians look back, some will remember their president as a man who laid the foundation for a belated political transition. Others will see his departure as good riddance. History will judge Nkurunziza as someone who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule, but who in death bequeathed it a golden opportunity for renewal.
Burundi's election commission declared the governing party's candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, the winner of the country's presidential election amid accusations of rigging by the leading opposition challenger. Ndayishimiye, a retired army general, won 68.72 per cent of the votes in last week's ballot, while Agathon Rwasa, the main opposition leader, received 24.19 per cent according to the electoral commission. Political and Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.
President Nkurunzuza declares he will not seek another term – Here’s what’s at stake as Burundi heads to the polls
Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD has picked party Secretary General, Evariste Ndayishimiye as the candidate for the upcoming general elections, further retaliating the current President's announcement that he will not stand in this year's elections. Burundi Political Analyst, Jean-Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.