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Burundi’s New President To Be Sworn In On Thursday

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Burundi’s foreign ministry has disclosed that the country’s newly-elected president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, will be sworn in on Thursday which is two months earlier than planned.

The fast-tracked ceremony is as a result of the passing of Pierre Nkurunziza last week.

Mr Ndayishimiye who had received the backing of Mr Nkurunziza before winning the presidential election in May, was due to be sworn in August, but the Constitutional Court brought forward the ceremony following the death of the president.

In a letter, the foreign ministry invited diplomats and foreign organisations to attend the inauguration in the capital, Gitega.

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