BUJUMBURA | Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president’s power

16May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BUJUMBURA | Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president’s power

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundians vote Thursday in a referendum that could keep the president in power for another 16 years and threatens to prolong a political crisis that has seen more than 1,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries.

Many in this East African nation do not see a positive outcome no matter the results of the vote, which President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government forced through despite widespread opposition and the concerns of the United States and others warning of continued bloodshed.

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