Burundi: Over 70 Per cent Approve Constitutional Changes

Burundi's Electoral Commission on May 21, 2018 released figures showing that majority of people voted last weekend for constitutional amendments, the BBC reported. Some 73.6 per cent voted in favour, 19.3 per cent voted against, 4.1 per cent of votes were void, while 3.2 per cent abstained. More than 96 per cent of the voting population took part in the referendum on May 17, 2018. Burundians had to decide whether to extend presidential terms from five years to seven years. The changes allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to contest the 2020 elections and enjoy another two terms.

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