Burundi to start electoral campaign

BUJUMBURA (XINHUA) – Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday signed a decree that the campaign for elections of the president, members of National Assembly and district councillors will start today and run until May 17.

The decree advanced the campaign, originally slated to start on May 20, by more than three weeks.

“During that period of three weeks, the electoral campaign will start at 6am and end at 6pm every day,” said the decree.

The decree said the campaign should be done by political parties, coalitions of political parties and independent candidates approved by the Burundian National Independent Electoral Commission.