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Burundian President Promises To Step Down In 2020

Burundian President Promises To Step Down In 2020

🕔14:55, 7.Jun 2018

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would not run for another term, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power. “I will not go back on my word. Our mandate ends in 2020,” Nkurunziza said in a speech to supporters and diplomats in the central region of Gitega.

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President Of Burundi Set To Hold Referendum To Extend His Stay In Office

President Of Burundi Set To Hold Referendum To Extend His Stay In Office

🕔09:51, 20.Mar 2018

Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza has set May 17 as the date for a referendum that could extend his rule for at least a decade. The small and impoverished Central Africa nation has been unstable since 2015 when Nkurunziza decided to seek a third term in office that his opponents said was unconstitutional.

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