Constitutional Referendum


Referendum campaign kick-off

05-07-2018 Since May 2nd, Burundian politicians have been busy campaigning for or against the revision of the Constitution throughout the country. According to the presidential decree of April 24, political parties and independents will have to run a campaign and convince Burundians to vote for or against the new Constitution (...)

RANAC party decides against running campaign for constitutional referendum

05-05-2018 On the third day of the referendum campaign, the National Rally for Change (RANAC) has decided not to run campaign for the constitutional referendum. “We will not participate in the referendum. It is a government affair,” Aloys Baricako, chairman of RANAC told journalist on 4 May. He said RANAC (...)

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 (...)

Two judges from Gitega Court of Appeal arrested over corruption allegations

02-23-2018 Thomas Ntimpirangeza, President of Gitega Court of Appeal and Prime Habiyambere, a judge working for the same institution were arrested on February 21, 2018 under the order of the public prosecutor. Sylvestre Nyandwi, Attorney General, says they were arrested for investigation into corruption allegations. “They were arrested after the (...)

Bujumbura: People less enthusiastic about registration in Constitutional Referendum

02-13-2018 It is around 11 am. On the 5th day of the registration of voters in the referendum vote scheduled in May 2018, the voters in the capital Bujumbura have come in dribs and drabs. Sandrine Hatangimana, supervisor at “ECOFO Gihosha” registration center in Ntahangwa Commune of the capital Bujumbura (...)