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International - September 2, 2020

Guinea’s leader Condé accepts nomination for third term

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The President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, has accepted his party’s nomination to seek a controversial third term.

Mr Condé, who was first elected in 2010, pushed through a constitutional change in a referendum in March which allowed him to stand for a third term.

The vote was boycotted by the opposition and sparked mass protests.

In early August Guinea’s ruling party nominated the 82-year-old president to represent it in the elections in October, but at the time he made no formal response.

His efforts to stay in power have raised concerns Guinea will go the way of some other African countries whose rulers have refused to step down after their mandates expired.

Source: bbc.com

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