Burundi: Constitutional Court upholds president’s controversial third-term bid

12 May 2015
(photo credite: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)
(photo credite: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)
<p>Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday cleared President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term, following days of deadly protests in the capital Bujumbura.&nbsp;The court ruled that the president's bid to stand for another term "by direct universal suffrage for five years is not contrary to the constitution of Burundi," the judgement signed by six out of seven judges read.</p>
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