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OCHA Eastern Africa/Flash Update 4 - Elections Crisis in Burundi and Regional Impacts, 12 May 2015

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Following a lull this past weekend, protests resumed on Monday in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi, in defiance of a Government order to cease and desist. The protests are in opposition to a third presidential bid by current President Pierre Nkurunziza. A flurry of diplomatic activity has been underway to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis, and several countries have announced concrete measures against the Government of Burundi. Despite numerous calls to postpone the elections, the Government insists that they will proceed as scheduled – most notably, with the presidential election to be held on 26 June.

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