(Reuters) Equatorial Guinea voting in favour of constitutional change

(Reuters) Equatorial Guinea voting in favour of constitutional change

November 14, 2011
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Equatorial Guinea's proposed constitutional changes are on course to be approved after virtually all the results from 60 percent of the polling stations were in favour, according to a government statement on Monday.

 

Equatorial Guinea's proposed constitutional changes are on course to be approved after virtually all the results from 60 percent of the polling stations were in favour, according to a government statement on Monday.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo's government has said the reforms are meant to promote democratic advances in the oil-producing nation. But rights groups say they will instead tighten his already firm grip on power. Obiang came to power in a coup d'etat in 1979.

 

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