Burundian general election dates and Voting Live

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Burundian general election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Burundian general election Dates 2020
Burundian general election ​ Date: May 20, 2020​ 

General elections will be held in Burundi on 20 May 2020 to elect both the president and the National Assembly.


Burundian general election  dates and Voting Live 2020 

Incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, announced in December 2018 that he would not contest the elections.[6] In response, the main opposition alliance, CNARED, announced that they would return from exile in Belgium to participate in the elections for the first time since 2005.


The Electoral system of Burundian

The president is elected using the two-round system. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a second-round will be held. 100 members of the National Assembly are elected from 18 multi-member constituencies based on the provinces using the closed-list proportional representation system. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method with a national 2% electoral threshold. A further three members of the Twa ethnic group are appointed, and more members are co-opted to ensure a 60-40 split between Hutus and Tutsis, and a 30% quota for female MPs.

The 39-seat Senate consists of 36 indirectly-elected members and three appointed Twa representatives. The 36 indirectly-elected members are elected from 18 two-seat constituencies based on the provinces, with each province electing one Hutu and one Tutsi member. The elections are held using a three-round system, in which a candidate must receive a supermajority (two-thirds) of the vote in the first and second round to be elected; if the threshold is not crossed, a third round of voting is held featuring the top two candidates.


Burundian general election  Party and candidate 

Nominee

Evariste Ndayishimiye

Agathon Rwasa

Party

CNDD–FDD

CNL

 


Burundian Elections Results

#To Be Announced

 


Past Burundian general election  Results 

Party

Votes

%

Seats

+/–

CNDD–FDD

1,721,629

60.28

77

–4

Independents of Hope

318,717

11.16

21

New

Union for National Progress

71,189

2.49

2

–15

Front for Democracy in Burundi–Nyakuri

55,000

1.93

0

–5

ADC–Ikibiri

42,544

1.49

0

New

National Forces of Liberation

35,532

1.24

0

New

Movement for Solidarity and Democracy

20,275

0.71

0

New

National Rally for Reform

9,827

0.34

0

New

Coalition for Peace in Africa

8,893

0.31

0

New

MRC–Rurenzangemero

8,353

0.29

0

New

Union for Peace and Development

6,040

0.21

0

New

Party for the Liberation of People – Agakiza

910

0.03

0

New

Social Democratic Party – Dusabikanye

660

0.02

0

New

Party for Democracy and Reconciliation

459

0.02

0

New

Isidore Rufyikiri List

416

0.01

0

New

RDB

19

0.00

0

New

Invalid/blank votes

555,649

Co-opted members

18

Reserved seats for Twas

3

0

Total

2,856,112

100

121

+15

Registered voters/turnout

3,843,024

74.32

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