Burundi postpones parliamentary elections to June 5

GMT 10:03 2015 Wednesday ,20 May

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Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza
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Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections to June 5, presidential official Willy Nyamitwe told AFP Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests and a failed coup.

Legislative elections had been due on May 26, but were pushed back by 10 days following "a proposal from the electoral commission, to respond to a request from opposition parties, and finally to answer calls of the region and the international community," Nyamitwe said.

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