NID: BURUNDI: POLITICAL TENSION INCREASING

Created: 6/2/1994

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Tutsi opposition panics' maneuveringominant role in the process 10 if Jim or replace Interim Presidentutu, risks rekindling communal violence that0 Hutus and Tulsln last October In recent weeks, thousands of Tuttis attended opposition party rallies thai denouncedling Hutu party and called for strikes against the inienm guvemmentl

Former Pretdcflf Hagaza. who recentlyardline Tutsi political party, supports partitioning Burundi between the donvntat Hutus and ihc Tutsi* if polinca) negotiations faulj-

Tutti opposition partus almost certainly will pren their demands thatthe Tutsi-deminutedcomtitutionalcourt rale on the selectionew preiident and that Tutsls secure additional cabinet teats or more prominent rolet in the goremmint.

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Tutsi dominated military, which has launched three coup aacanpts in the past year, opposes any Hutu dominated government and, in particular, says it will notirtu presidento conaa-jc protectieg Tuts: interests JB the I

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