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Arusha Peace Agreement causes controversies in referendum campaign

05-15-2018 During the closing activities of the campaign for the May 17 referendum this Wednesday May 14 in Mukaza commune of Bujumbura province, Evariste Ndayishimiye, Secretary General of CNDD-FDD party has said politicians have no reason to say the new constitution puts an end to the Arusha Peace Agreement. “It (...)
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Politicians concerned over voting with IDs and registration papers

05-15-2018 Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI says people who missed their voting cards will have the right to vote if they present their IDs and registration papers. “Those who could not get their voting cards will have to use their IDs and registration papers at (...)
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OLUCOME denounces the use of State funds

05-14-2018 The chairman of OLUCOME, a corruption watchdog, deplores the use of state vehicles and public funds in the referendum campaign. He also denounces the transport of activists in trucks. “The observatory for the fight against corruption and economic embezzlement, OLUCOME, is taken aback by the use of government-owned vehicles (...)
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“No foreign observers for upcoming referendum so far”, says CENI

05-09-2018 Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Communication Commissioner at the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI has said the commission is still waiting for the lists of international observers. “CENI hasn’t so far got the list of international organizations that wish to monitor this referendum and this is done through diplomatic missions,” says Ntahorwamiye. He (...)
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“Amizero y’Abarundi” has right to call people to vote “Yes” or “No”

05-08-2018 Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for the National Independent Electoral Commission-CENI says the coalition of independents “Amizero y’Abarundi” has registered at the National Electoral Commission to run the campaign for the constitutional referendum scheduled for 17 May 2018. “As they have the right to conduct the referendum campaign, they also have (...)
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Controversies arise over constitution amendment

05-08-2018 While political parties and the coalition of independents are running the campaign for the referendum since 2 May 2017, some people still think it was not the appropriate time. Egide, a member of FRODEBU party says the former Constitution was the best one as it successfully put an end (...)
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Top five leaders of Burundi to solely have Burundian nationality

05-05-2018 On the third day of the referendum campaign, Révérien Ndikuriyo, CNDD FDD party envoy in Bujumbura has said the new constitution obliges the top five leaders of the country to not have any other nationality. He said that this Friday May 4, 2018 in Nyabiraba commune of Bujumbura province. (...)
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Politicians’ ideas diverge on constitutional referendum

05-04-2018 On the second day of the campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum scheduled for May 17, 2018, Léonce Ngendakumana, Chairman of Sahwanya FRODEBU, has called this 3 May, members of the party to vote ‘no’ to the referendum. According to him “voting ” no ” means refusing the establishment (...)
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“New constitution to reinforce Burundians’ independence” said Senate leader

05-04-2018 During the campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum that was held in Mwaro province this Thursday May 3rd 2018, the Senate leader, who launched the activities, has called the population to vote for the referendum saying it will reinforce their independence. Révérien Ndikuriyo, the president of the Senate, has (...)
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“Amendment to Constitution is God’s will,” said Burundi President

05-03-2018 While launching the campaign for the referendum this Wednesday May 2nd in Bitare zone of Bugendana commune in Gitega central province, Pierre Nkuruziza, President of Burundi, appealed to the population to vote for the Constitution as it is God’s will. Dressed in CNDD FDD party uniforms, thousands of the (...)