Violence forces delay in Burundi presidential vote

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s attempts at a third term in office have led to months of unrest and a failed coup attempt. Some observers fear a return to civil war.

Burundi has postponed presidential elections until July 21 after several months of unrest in the capital, Bujumbura, and battles with rebels near the Rwandan border.

President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree extending election campaigning until the evening of July 18. The polls were originally supposed to take place on July 15.

The delay comes despite calls for Nkurunziza to abandon his attempts to stand for a third consecutive five-year term.
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