Congo votes by landslide to allow 3rd presidential term

2015-10-27 10:29
Denis Sassou Nguesso. (File: AFP)

Denis Sassou Nguesso. (File: AFP)

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Brazzaville - More than 92% of voters in Congo Republic approved a change to the constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a third consecutive term at elections next year, results of a referendum showed on Tuesday.

Turnout in the referendum held on Sunday was 72%, according to figures read by the electoral commission on radio. The opposition boycotted the poll and a senior opposition leader said it should be annulled due to low turnout.

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