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Vol 55 No 8

Published 18th April 2014


Burundi

Terms of abuse

The President's bid to change the constitution to allow him to stand for a third term has failed

The Kinshasa press loudly celebrated the failure of President Pierre Nkurunziza to amend the Burundian constitution at the end of March, a move intended to permit him a third term of office. It was a clear hint to their own President Joseph Kabila not to try the same thing.Nkurunziza fell just one vote short of the 80% parliamentary majority needed to reform Article 302 of the constitution so that he could stand again next year.

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