Burundi: ``I came to vote for peace, to end the genocide''
Hutus tipped for victory in Burundi poll - Bangkok Post
`The start was a little difficult in terms of participation,'' said [head of Burundi's electoral commission] Mr Kana, adding that many voters were still wary of the possibility of violence at the polling centres.
`There is a lot of hesitation from the voters, especially in Bujumbura rural and Bubanza,'' he said in reference to last months' election trouble spots, but he expressed hope that more voters would turn up later in the day.
``I came to vote for peace, to end the genocide,'' said Justin Bikebako, a 23-year-old voter in Bujumbura.
Explosions and gunfire disrupted last month's local elections in which one person was killed in violence blamed on the country's lone active National Liberation Forces rebel group.
Monday's legislative elections will see 3,704 candidates from 25 political parties, of which six are former rebel groups, as well as 15 independents battle it out in the country's 100 constituencies.