Burundi term limits referendum draws U.S. criticism

Burundi term limits referendum draws U.S. criticism

Officials in Burundi verified on Monday the final vote tally on a referendum, initiated by President Pierre Nkurunziza, which extends presidential term limits to allow him to run for and remain in the office through 2034. The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said the referendum passed with 73 percent of…

Controversial Burundi elections

Monday June 29, 2015, polls opened for the first round of Burundi’s controversial parliamentary elections amid violence and turmoil within the state. The African Union has announced it is pulling out its election observers stating that the elections are neither free nor fair. There has been much international criticism since…