Burundi Opposition Rejects New Poll Date

Burundi Opposition Rejects New Poll Date

Protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday, May 11, 2015.  Police and army negotiated with over 2000 protesters to allow delivery trucks to enter the city. One person was killed in a clash with Burundi's police on Sunday in demonstrations in the capital, Bujumbura, as the government ordered a ban on any further street protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday, May 11, 2015. Police and army negotiated with over 2000 protesters to allow delivery trucks to enter the city. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

(BBC) – Burundi’s opposition has rejected a proposal by the electoral commission to hold presidential polls on 15 July.

The opposition said its demand for free elections have not been met.

Separately, UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein warned that a government-allied youth group was becoming increasingly violent.

Burundi has been hit by unrest and a failed coup since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April that he would run for a third term.

Western donors have cut some aid to the country, and say they will not help finance the election.

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