Burundi president delays parliamentary elections by one week

by Reuters 0

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has signed a decree delaying parliamentary and local council elections by one week to June 2 because of the political crisis gripping the east African state, his adviser said on Wednesday.

Willy Nyamitwe told Reuters Nkurunziza had made the decision after a recommendation by the election commission and following requests from opposition politicians and the international community for a postponement.