Burundi Says Open to Postponing Vote, to Wait Electoral Body Direction

Burundi's government on Monday held out the possibility of a postponement of elections which have led to weeks of protests and bloodshed. President Pierre Nkurunziza said in April he would run for another term in a June 26 vote. A summit of leaders of the East African Community - comprising Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Sunday called for postponement of the elections for at least a month and a half. ""They will make a proposal to the government to see if it is possible to make some adjustments on the calendar. But the government is receptive of the proposal made by the summit," Gervais Abayeho said