(Global Legal Monitor) Equatorial Guinea: Referendum on Constitutional Changes

(Global Legal Monitor) Equatorial Guinea: Referendum on Constitutional Changes

Constance Johnson November 23, 2011
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On November 13, 2011, Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on proposed constitutional changes. Official reports state that 91% of the electorate participated and that the proposals garnered 97.7% support.

On November 13, 2011, Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on proposed constitutional changes. Official reports state that 91% of the electorate participated and that the proposals garnered 97.7% support. (Jennie Ryan, Equatorial Guinea Holds Referendum on Constitutional Changes, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST (Nov. 14, 2011); Flawed Vote, EG Justice website (Nov. 15, 2011).)

The referendum included proposals to change how many terms a President can be in office and to remove the existing limit on the age of anyone in office as President. That limit was part of article 33 of the Constitution, which stated that the President must be 40 to 75 years old.

 

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