Burundi welcome new President after 15 years of Nkurunziza
Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi ruling party has been declared winner of last week’s presidential election.
The authorities in Burundi say the ruling party’s candidate has been elected as the new president.
The electoral commission said Ndayishimiye won almost 70% of the vote in last week’s poll.
The retired general will take over from President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has led Burundi since 2005.
The former leader is widely expected to maintain a lot of influence.
The main opposition party has expressed doubt about the official results, which suggest its candidate, Agathon Rwasa, only gained a quarter of the votes – mostly in its traditional stronghold in the west.