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People stand in line to vote in a constitutional referendum in Ngozi Province, Burundi

Burundi: Turmoil ahead?

In May 2020, President Pierre Nkurunziza will step down and the successor chosen by the regime will likely become the new leader of Burundi. However, these developments could trigger significant upheavals. Armed militias operating from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could decide to interfere, especially if the election results lead to widespread protests.

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