(Jurist) Rights groups claim voter fraud in Equatorial Guinea referendum

(Jurist) Rights groups claim voter fraud in Equatorial Guinea referendum

Katherine Getty November 16, 2011
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 Human Rights Watch (HRW) and EG Justice claimed Tuesday that Equatorial Guinea's recent referendum on constitutional reforms was rife with voter fraud.

 Human Rights Watch (HRW) and EG Justice claimed Tuesday that Equatorial Guinea's recent referendum on constitutional reforms was rife with voter fraud. The referendum, which was approved with near-unanimous support, removed the age limit for presidents and created a vice president position, apparently allowing current President Teodoro Obiang Nguema to name his son as his successor. HRW and EG Justice released a declaration following the referendum condemning it as a political tool that would strengthen Obiang's power and prevent democracy.

 

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