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India Burundi: a new government dominated by the hardliners of the regime

13:15  29 june  2020
13:15  29 june  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

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The first government of the new Burundian president Évariste Nadyishimiye, elected on May 20, was announced Sunday evening, a team reduced to 15 members and dominated by the supporters of the hard line of the regime.

The appointment on June 23 of the highest ranking Burundian police officer Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni to the post of Prime Minister had set the tone.

Mr. Bunyoni was already considered the real number two of the regime since the political crisis of 2015 and the leader of the hardliners among the group of generals who control the Burundian power.

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The regime has had a difficult time domestically in recent months. In response to anti- regime protests back in November, the government " The hardliners have definitely been empowered by the US sanctions and the killing of Soleimani. Among the public, reformists lost some of their credibility as

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Another hawk enters government: the chief police commissioner (CPC), Gervais Ndirakobuca, who until now has headed the much-feared National Intelligence Service (SNR), accused of being at the heart of the Burundian repressive system since the beginning of the crisis.

Appointed Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Gervais Ndirakobuca is a member of the first circle of generals from the rebellion who now control the country.

It was during the Burundian civil war (300,000 dead between 1993 and 2006) that he acquired his nickname, Ndakugarika, literally "I am going to extend you stiff dead" in Kirundi, the national language.

General Ndirakobuca has been subject to sanctions from the United States, the European Union and the main European countries for five years.

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The conservative city is dominated by hardliners and is the hometown of supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. For decades, those living in Iran’s provincial towns and villages were regarded as the backbone of the country’s Islamic regime . They tended to be conservative, averse to change and

In 1993 Burundi held its first democratic elections, when Burundians chose their first Hutu head of state, Melchior Ndadaye, and a parliament dominated by the Hutu Front for Democracy in Burundi (Frodebu) party. But Ndadaye was assassinated within months, triggering years of Hutu-Tutsi violence

In addition, Ambassador Albert Shingiro, permanent representative of Burundi to the United Nations for five years and considered to be the main "diplomatic face" of Burundian power, becomes the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.

The candidacy in April 2015 for a controversial third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, who died on June 8, plunged the country into a major political crisis, which left at least 1,200 dead and forced some 400,000 Burundians into exile.

The country has since been held by an iron fist by the regime, thanks to the Imbonerakure, the youth league of the ruling party, the CNDD-FDD, and the National Intelligence Service, which spread terror among the population.

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