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Vol 57 No 13

Published 24th June 2016


Condé follows regional lead

The president hopes an appeal to 'the people' will allow him to change the constitution so he can stand for a third term

Eight months into his second term, President Alpha Condé is barely concealing his desire for a third term even if this means overturning the 2010 Constitution, which was born from years of bloody political turbulence. Its safeguards against incumbents' ambitions include Article 27, forbidding a third presidential term, and Article 154, forbidding changing the Constitution to tamper with duration and number of presidential mandates.

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