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BBC Democracy Day: Can Burundi's president seek a third term?

Two terms in power is often considered enough for any leader.

Presidents and prime ministers seeking a third term can trigger political crisis.

In the French-speaking part of Africa, this has led to unrest and war in the past.

In Burundi, there have been hints that President Pierre Nkurunziza might seek that controversial third term.

The BBC's Maud Julien reports from Bujumbura.

Democracy Day takes place on Tuesday 20 January, across BBC radio, TV and online.

Go to the BBC News website's Democracy Day page, for analysis, backgrounders and explainers on the debate.

  • 20 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa
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