Burundi court approves president's bid for 3rd term

2015-05-05 20:26
President Pierre Nkurunziza. (File, AFP)

President Pierre Nkurunziza. (File, AFP)

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Nairobi - Burundi's constitutional court has approved President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, it said in a statement, as dozens of protesters marched in the capital to say they would "never accept" a campaign they call illegal.

Nkurunziza's announcement that he would stand in a June 26 vote has plunged Burundi into its worst political crisis since its ethnically fuelled civil war ended a decade ago.

"The renewal of the presidential term through direct universal suffrage for five years is not against the constitution of Burundi," a constitutional court statement said.

Read more on:    pierre nkurunziza  |  burundi  |  east africa  |  burundi elections 2015  |  burundi protests

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