Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi if president seeks third term

March 20, 2015 12:20 PM

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Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi if president seeks third term

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Peace mediator Tanzania warned of the risk of renewed violence in Burundi if politicians do not abide by a new constitution that would prevent the president there running for another term.

Under the Burundian constitution and the terms of a peace deal to end more than a decade of civil war, no leader is supposed to hold power for longer than 10 years.

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