UN urges Burundi to consider postponing votes

The U.N. secretary-general said in a statement on Friday he was deeply concerned on Burundian political case.

UN urges Burundi to consider postponing votes

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The U.N. secretary-general urged Burundian authorities on Friday to seriously consider postponing elections because he was "deeply concerned over the prevailing political and security environment".

Ban Ki-moon's statement echoes concerns of Western and African nations who have also sought a delay after unrest sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.

Burundi's parliamentary election is scheduled for Monday and the presidential poll will be held on July 15. Both have already been pushed back by weeks. Opposition parties say they are boycotting the votes.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Haziran 2015, 16:54