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Burundi Vote to Proceed Despite Opposition Withdrawal

Burundi’s foreign minister says the decision of three opposition candidates to withdraw from the July 21 election is unlikely to affect the credibility of the presidential vote. The opposition candidates include former presidents Domitien Ndayizeye, Jean Minani and Sylvestre Ntibantunganya. In a statement, the three candidates said the current political and security environment is not conducive to administer transparent, fair and inclusive elections. Analysts say the withdrawal of the...

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