Burundi parliamentary poll set for June 29, presidential poll July 15

June 10, 2015 10:30 am
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President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi/FILE
President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi/FILE
BURUNDI, Jun 10 – Burundi will go ahead with parliamentary elections on June 29 and a presidential poll on July 15, the presidency announced Wednesday, confirming a delay in the votes caused by weeks of civil unrest.

The troubled central African nation has been in crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive five-year term. While the elections have been delayed in line with demands from the opposition and regional powers, Nkurunziza’s spokesman repeated Tuesday that the divisive candidacy was “non negotiable”.

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