' Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza “My term in office as Burundi President will run out in 2020”

Burundian President promulgates new constitution

06-08-2018 Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has promulgated on June 7 the new constitution adopted through a constitutional referendum held on May 17, 2018. Political parties of the opposition and the international community condemned the amendment to the constitution arguing that it violates the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and allows (...)
' Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of the ruling party CNDD FDD

Politicians to sensitize their members to vote for or against new constitution

12-20-2017 The secretary general of the ruling CNDD-FDD says politicians will have the opportunity to call on their members to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ after the campaign to explain the content of the draft revision of the constitution to be put to the referendum. Burundi political opponents have been complaining (...)
' Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza "We have come here to explain the content of the constitution amendments to the people so that they vote for or against them,”

Constitutional referendum arouses controversy

12-13-2017 President Pierre Nkurunziza officially launched on 12 December 2017 the campaign for constitutional referendum. Opposition politicians and human rights activists accuse him of violating the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and the Constitution in force. “We have come here to explain the content of the constitution amendments to the (...)
' Evariste Ngayimpenda, member of Amizero Y’Abarundi political coalition "This unilateral process to amend the constitution reflects the will of president Nkurunziza to govern for life through a constitutional monarchy type system."

Change of constitution is a breach to Arusha Agreement, Burundi opposition warns

11-13-2017 “This unilateral process to amend the constitution reflects the will of president Nkurunziza to govern for life through a constitutional monarchy type system,” reads a letter of 8November signed by Nestor Girukwishaka, on behalf of Agathon Rwasa , Evariste Ngayimpenda, members of the Amizero political coalition and Juvenal Ngorwanubusa, (...)
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