BUJUMBURA – The population of Burundi has massive a new constitution is adopted in which it is made possible that the current president until 2034 to power. The election commission made the results Monday known.
Pierre Nkurunziza brings his voice out.
According to the commission, has 73 percent of the voters voted for the extension of the term of the president from five to seven years. Also, the president Pierre Nkurunziza is now allowed to have two terms to be chosen, to begin in 2020.
The chairman of the electoral commission said at a press conference that 96 percent of the 4.7 million registered voters last week Thursday has voted.
’Climate of fear and intimidation’
According to human rights groups found the campaigns and the voting itself take place in a climate of fear and intimidation. The government says that the vote is free and fair is expired.
The 54-year-old Nkurunziza came to power in 2005, at the end of a long civil war in which 300,000 people perished.