The electoral commission says Burundi's embattled President Pierre Nkurunziza has come out on top in the country's controversial election. Nathan Frandino reports.
The numbers are in. Incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza has won re-election in Burundi. The electoral commission announced the results Friday, despite a vote marred by violence and a boycott by the opposition. This will be Nkurunziza's third five-year term after taking more than 69 percent of the votes. His nearest rival took almost 19 percent. The opposition says Nkurunziza's bid violated the constitution. A constitutional court ruling allowed the president to run. The victory leaves the east African nation politically divided and facing more international isolation after months of unrest.