(Jurist) Equatorial Guinea holds referendum on constitutional changes

(Jurist) Equatorial Guinea holds referendum on constitutional changes

November 14, 2011
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The Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on Sunday that would institute a number of changes to the country's constitution which opponents have sharply criticized.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on Sunday that would institute a number of changes to the country's constitution. The proposed reforms include a limit on the number of terms a president can serve, the creation of the office of vice president and a provision allowing the current president to pick his successor, as well as the removal of an existing age limit on the presidential office. While the county's government has called the reform democratic, opponents of the referendum have criticized the move as a grab for power by President Teodoro Obiang. 

 

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