Burundi Court Validates President's Third Term Bid Amid Protests | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Burundi Court Validates President's Third Term Bid Amid Protests

Burundi's Constitutional Court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional.

The ruling came amid prolonged demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term. At least nine people have been killed in violent confrontations with the police since last week, according to the Burundi Red Cross. Scores have been wounded.

Burundi's constitution says the president is elected by universal direct suffrage for a mandate of five years, renewable one time.

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This may well lead to a civil war in the country, if people do not feel that their concerns and needs are not addressed.

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