Burundi to postpone presidential elections to July 26 vs earlier date of June 26, Willy Nyamitwe, spokesperson in presidency’s office, says in interview in Dar Es Salaam.
- Won’t allow postponement to go beyond constitutional office limit of Aug. 26; President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term ends that day
- Nyamwite says he doesn’t have a date on which parliamentary elections will be held
- NOTE: Initial plan was to hold parliamentary and presidential polls on June 5 and 26, respectively
- NOTE: Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete, Uganda’s Yowerri Museveni, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are meeting in Dar Es Salaam to find a solution to the crisis in Burundi after Nkurunziza’s announced plans to run a third term
- Nkurunziza didn’t attend East African Community summit in Dar Es Salaam “because of the security situation at home,” Nyamwite says
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