2005 Burundian presidential election

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Indirect presidential elections were held in Burundi on 19 August 2005.[1] Members of the National Assembly and Senate chose the new president of the republic for a five-year term. The sole candidate, Pierre Nkurunziza of the CNDD–FDD, was elected by a vote of 151–9.[2] Nkurunziza was sworn in on 26 August 2005.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

The election was held using the multiple round system. In order to win in the first round of voting, Nkurunziza was required to receive at least two-thirds of the vote (108 votes).[4]


Candidate Party Votes %
Pierre Nkurunziza CNDD–FDD 151 94.4
Against 9 5.6
Invalid/blank votes 1
Total 161 100
Registered voters/turnout 162 99.4
Source: African Elections Database