Seeking for the position, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s looking forward for its third consecutive term over Burundi.
Burundi heads for elections on Tuesday, July 21, as Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza bid to extend his term is in defiance of the constitution.
The decision of running opposed by many. Some disagreed over whether President Pierre Nkurunziza was eligible to run for a third term in office.
President Pierre Nkurunziza first term began after being elected by Parliament rather than a popular vote, in short not included in the term limit.
In his statement,”If you choose the CNDD-FDD you are sure of five more years of peace,”, Friday during one of his final rallies. “Since the election of the CNDD-FDD in 2005, it is the first time since independence in 1962 that people haven’t been killing each other because of ethnicity,” president said.
A protest against the administration of Nkurunziza, left hundreds of dead people. Burundians feared that it may happen again, a tough and violent divided nation.
According to Leonce Ngendakumana, “The government has opted to isolate itself and go ahead with pseudo-elections,” prominent opposition figure, after talks on the crisis mediated by Uganda broke down, Sunday.
May 5, 2015 Constitutional Court ruled that Nkurunziza, eligible for a third term. The ruling followed the court’s Vice President Sylvere Nimpagaritse fleeing the country.
Sylvere Nimpagaritse believed third term was unconstitutional, but that they had to change their minds.
Response to request, government announced another delay, 11 July 2015, pushing the vote back by six days to 21 July.
Government pointed that the vote be held no later than 26 July, month before the expiration of Nkurunziza’s term, although the requested delay to 30 July.
Some analysts claimed over the renew may bring much conflict and violence to the country and reignite Hutu-Tutsi violence.
Humanitarian disaster is expected upon the term of President Pierre Nkurunziza.IMAGE/au.news.yahoo.com