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Burundi to Postpone Local, Parliamentary Elections 1 Week

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza delayed parliamentary and local elections until June 2, following weeks of protests and a coup attempt. Pierre Claver Ndayigagire, president of Burundi's electoral commission, confirmed the move to VOA's French to Africa service. A presidential spokesman told reporters Wednesday the president made his decision on advice from the election commission and following requests from the opposition and the international community. June 2 is...

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