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Establishment of provincial election commissioners provokes anger of political parties

09-20-2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) published on 19 September a provisional list of members of the Provincial Electoral Commission (CEPI) in Gitega province of central Burundi. Some leaders of political parties complain that they are not represented. They accuse the national electoral commission of being partial. CEPI in (...)
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Burundi: Opposition demand new CENI team to be impartial

09-20-2018 During the handover between the new and former teams of the National Independent Electoral Commission this 18 September, Pierre Claver Kazihise, new chairman of the commission called on all political partners especially the opposition to collaborate for the smooth running of the 2020 electoral process. He said CENI should (...)
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National electoral commission releases voters’ provisional lists

04-05-2018 The provisional lists of registered voters are posted in different registration centers since April 3. At some registration centers in Bujumbura city where Iwacu passed, there were some irregularities, worries, complaints, etc. At a registration center located at Musaga Communal Lycée, a number of people were searching for their (...)
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Over 2 billion Burundian Francs already available for 2020 elections

03-23-2018 One of the questions asked during the public conference held on this 23March 2018 in Gitega Province was about the management of the contributions to 2020 elections. One person asked about who and how the contributions to 2020 elections and the upcoming referendum are managed. Desire Musharitse, The spokesperson (...)
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CENI calls on electoral partners to get ready for constitutional referendum

03-21-2018 In a meeting with electoral partners this March 20, 2018, the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI called on the political parties, coalitions and independents to get ready for the registration as observers and propagandists for or against the upcoming constitutional referendum. “There remain less than two months to get to (...)
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CENI says isolated cases of irregularities cannot question referendum process credibility”

03-07-2018 The National Independent Electoral Commission has organized this Tuesday March 6, a meeting with its electoral partners on the preparation progress with the Constitutional referendum scheduled for May 2018. Those partners were representatives of the diplomatic and consular corps in Bujumbura, leaders of civil society organizations, political parties, parliamentarians (...)
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National Electoral Commission satisfied with ongoing registration process

02-14-2018 56% of predictable voters have already registered for the upcoming constitutional referendum and 2020 elections. This was said by the chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI in a press conference held this Tuesday 13 February. He says the commission is satisfied with the results of the ongoing registration. (...)
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Burundi: Voters’ registration to last ten days, says CENI

02-01-2018 The National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has announced that the voters’ registration is due to start from 8 to 17 February throughout the country. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for CENI says registration offices and centers have been already identified and approved. “Electoral partners knew those places. The registration will last only (...)
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Voters’ enrolment to begin soon, says CENI

01-29-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), met on 26 January with electoral partners from the government to discuss the preparation for the constitutional referendum scheduled for May 2018. CENI chairman said the meeting aimed to remind participants about their role in ensuring that the (...)
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Voter registration card for 2018 referendum to be used in 2020 elections

01-18-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), launched on 16 January, the registration of voters from Bujumbura City and Bujumbura Province in the constitutional referendum scheduled for May 2018. He said this operation consists of drawing up a list of polling stations and registration offices. (...)