BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) --
The campaign of explaining amendments to the Burundian
constitution before a referendum in May 2018 is going on
well, the east African country’s interior minister said
here in a press conference on Thursday.
Burundian government appreciates how the campaign of
explaining amendments brought to the Burundian
constitution is going on nationwide. Reports from
provinces and districts reveal that citizens
progressively understand innovations contained in the
draft constitution,” said Burundian Interior Minister
2017, the National Independent Electoral Commission said
the referendum of the east African country’s
constitution will be held in May.
constitution extends the presidential term from five
years provided in the 2005 constitution to seven years
and allows the president to serve two consecutive terms.
provides the creation of a post of a prime minister and
only one vice-president whereas the 2005 constitution
provided two vice-presidents.