July 15, 2010, 2:05 p.m.
As Burundi's 2011 general election approaches, analysts have noted the political climate is approaching a stalemate. How might this potential conflict affect the outcome of democracy promotion efforts in the region? What can be done to prevent similar impasses in the future? The Amatori mu Mahoro project recently released a report on the stalemate and preventing potential elections violence in Burundi. From the report, translated from the original French:
"Recommendations were made to political parties and INEC to revive the dialogue and break the political deadlock. Finally, we must also note the positions taken by unanimous diplomatic missions, churches and civil society calling on politicians to dialogue and to preserve the achievements of the peace process."