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We are the first generation which can end extreme poverty in our lifetime. But we cannot get there without parliamentarians.- Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Workshop on the Status of the Political Opposition Law in Burundi

March 28, 2012

Workshop on the Status of the Political Opposition Law in Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi. This initiative, organised in collaboration with CENAP (Burundi’s Conflict Alert and Prevention Centre), enabled the Burundian Parliament to inform civil society, political actors and religious representatives about the political opposition bill. Stakeholders were able to contribute in drafting the bill, which was thereafter approved and thus met a broad national consensus. After a discussion about neighbouring countries where the status of political opposition is already determined, the discourse focused on the existence of the opposition in Burundi, the need to amend the current Constitution, possible coalitions for the upcoming 2015 elections, the viability of banning certain Political Parties in Burundi and respect for democratic principles.