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Burundians Vote in Referendum to Extend President’s Rule

Millions of voters in the East African nation of Burundi are casting their ballots in a referendum that could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza’s hold on power until 2034. Scores of people waited in long lines outside polling stations in the capital of Bujumbura and across the impoverished nation to vote in the referendum. The current term is five years, but the new amendment would give the president a seven-year mandate. The constitution limits the president to two terms, but it is...

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