Votes are still being counted in Bolivia, where President Evo Morales held a referendum on whether he can seek a fourth term in office. Morales’ popularity has been dented by corruption allegations and many Bolivians are eager for change.
With the newly approved constitution in Burundi, President Nkurunziza can rule until 2034, joining a club of dictators in Africa. It's high time that African youth stood up against tyranny, DW's Fred Muvunyi writes.
A five-year term — renewable once — is enough, Burundi's former president Sylvestre Ntibantunganya says in a DW interview as Burundi decides on presidential terms in a constitutional referendum.
Following in the footsteps of several other African countries, it is now the turn of Burundi to hold a referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond present constitutional limits.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide” by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A 'yes' vote could keep him in office until 2034.
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