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Burundi electoral commission says preparations complete for presidential vote on Tuesday

  • Policemen patrol the Musaga district of  Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015. Government representatives failed to show up Sunday for talks in Burundi aimed at ending the unrest caused by the president's controversial bid for a third term, forcing the mediation to be adjourned just ahead of Tuesday's election, the talks facilitator said. Burundi has been rocked by violence that has left more than 100 people dead. Over 144,000 people have fled the country since the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy in April.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Policemen patrol the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015. Government representatives failed to show up Sunday for talks in Burundi aimed at ending the unrest caused by the president's controversial bid for a third term, forcing the mediation to be adjourned just ahead of Tuesday's election, the talks facilitator said. Burundi has been rocked by violence that has left more than 100 people dead. Over 144,000 people have fled the country since the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy in April. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Women sell fruits at the market in the Musaga district of  Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015. Government representatives failed to show up Sunday for talks in Burundi aimed at ending the unrest caused by the president's controversial bid for a third term, forcing the mediation to be adjourned just ahead of Tuesday's election, the talks facilitator said. Burundi has been rocked by violence that has left more than 100 people dead. Over 144,000 people have fled the country since the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy in April. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Women sell fruits at the market in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015. Government representatives failed to show up Sunday for talks in Burundi aimed at ending the unrest caused by the president's controversial bid for a third term, forcing the mediation to be adjourned just ahead of Tuesday's election, the talks facilitator said. Burundi has been rocked by violence that has left more than 100 people dead. Over 144,000 people have fled the country since the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy in April. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Policemen patrol the Musaga district of  Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015. Government representatives failed to show up Sunday for talks in Burundi aimed at ending the unrest caused by the president's controversial bid for a third term, forcing the mediation to be adjourned just ahead of Tuesday's election, the talks facilitator said. Burundi has been rocked by violence that has left more than 100 people dead. Over 144,000 people have fled the country since the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy in April. ( AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Policemen patrol the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday July 20, 2015. Government representatives failed to show up Sunday for talks in Burundi aimed at ending the unrest caused by the president's controversial bid for a third term, forcing the mediation to be adjourned just ahead of Tuesday's election, the talks facilitator said. Burundi has been rocked by violence that has left more than 100 people dead. Over 144,000 people have fled the country since the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy in April. ( AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

Burundi's electoral commission says preparations for Tuesday's presidential election are complete even though the opposition continues to protest incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza's candidacy for a third term in office.

Electoral commission spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye said Monday that ballot boxes and papers have been distributed to 11,493 voting centers and security has been beefed up to ensure a smooth voting process.

Ntahorwamiye said they expect a high turnout of the 3. 8 million registered voters because of improved security that has encouraged refugees to return. He said eight candidates will be on the ballot.

Burundi has been rocked by violence that has killed more than 100 people, the majority in street protests against Nkurunziza's candidacy announced in April. Critics say Nkurunziza is violating the two-term constitutional limit set for the presidency.