Election time in Burundi

Posted by Sarah Caughey on Wed, 07 Jul 2010 | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

On 28 June, the much anticipated Presidential elections for Burundi took place. With the opposition parties withdrawing from the process (alleging fraud and illegitimacy), current President Pierre Nkurunziza was left as the only candidate in the race.

Since the communal elections in May, the political and security situation in Burundi have been in a delicate balance. Whilst these recent elections seem to have passed relatively peacefully, Burundi continues to need our prayers during this important election period. An alliance of the opposition parties has declared that it will boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on 23 July this year.

Please pray for peace and stability for Burundi, particularly in the coming weeks as the people assess the presidential election and prepare for another election. Pray that God would equip church leaders to guide and mentor the local communities that they serve. And please continue to remember in particular CMS Ireland’s Global Partners and Alastair Donaldson (STEP Volunteer) in Burundi.

(Source: IRIN News Reports on Burundi. Click here to read the full article.)