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Title:The appeal of third termism and militarism in Burundi
Authors:Daley, PatriciaISNI
Popplewell, Rowan
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Geographic term:Burundi
Subjects:presidential elections
political conditions
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2015.1111202
Abstract:This report sketches the recent political crisis that has engulfed Burundi since the announcement on 25 April 2015 by Burundi's ruling party 'Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie - Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie' (CNDD/FDD) that its leader and president, Pierre Nkurunziza, was endorsed as its candidate for the planned June 2015 presidential elections for an unconstitutional third term. Nkurunziza's ability to enforce his third-term bid, despite widespread opposition within and outside his party, was dependent on several factors, both internal and external: from the complexity of the political forces within Burundi, to the role of the EAC and the strength of the military - a development attributable to the presence of Burundian peace-keepers in United Nations and regional peace-keeping missions, notably the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Bibliogr., notes. ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]