NEW CON­STI­TU­TION

The East African - - NEWS -

Last week, Pres­i­dent Pierre Nku­run­z­iza en­acted a new Con­sti­tu­tion adopted by a ref­er­en­dum, de­spite op­po­si­tion con­cern that the char­ter will en­able him to keep his grip on power un­til 2034. The Con­sti­tu­tion — chal­lenged in vain by an op­po­si­tion coali­tion be­fore the Con­sti­tu­tional Court — con­cen­trates more ex­ec­u­tive power in the hands of

the pres­i­dent. The cur­rent po­lit­i­cal cri­sis be­gan three years ago when Pres­i­dent Nku­run­z­iza ran for a third term and won a dis­puted elec­tion. It has claimed at least 1,200 lives, while more than 400 000 peo­ple have fled their homes, ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court, which has be­gun an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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