Burundi court approves president’s third-term run: ruling party

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BUJUMBURA  – constitutional court has approved President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, the ruling party chairman said Tuesday, a move that will anger protesters say his decision to run again violates the .

“It has given its decision already,” Pascal Nyabenda, chairman of Nkurunziza’s ruling CNDD-FDD party, told Reuters in a text message when asked about the court’s deliberations. Asked if it had approved the election bid, Nyabenda wrote: “Yes!”


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