(BBC) Opposition reject Equatorial Guinea 'sham' referendum

(BBC) Opposition reject Equatorial Guinea 'sham' referendum

November 14, 2011
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Equatorial Guinea's main opposition have dismissed as a sham the referendum on limiting presidents of the oil-rich nation to serving two terms.

 

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition have dismissed as a sham the referendum on limiting presidents of the oil-rich nation to serving two terms.

Pablo Mba Nsang of the Convergence for Social Democracy Party told the BBC it was a way for the president to stay in power for another 14 years.

The government says that, with more than three-fifths of votes counted, 99% of voters have backed the referendum.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been in power for 32 years.

 

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