The elections themselves are unlikely to trigger mass atrocities, but they may solidify marginalization of the Rohingya, keeping them at risk of mass atrocities, including genocide.
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Burundians are scheduled to go to the polls on May 20th. But an ongoing government-led campaign of repression, a history of mass killings, and complications from the global coronavirus pandemic threaten to exacerbate atrocity risk surrounding the elections.
The incumbent Awami League’s sweeping electoral victory appears to signal a lower risk of mass atrocities in the near term.