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Sassou Nguesso

Congo President seeks to change Constitution, wants another term

January 3, 2015

Sassou Nguesso Sassou Nguesso[/caption] — The Republic of Congo’s ruling Congolese Party of Labour issued a declaration calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Sassou Nguesso to run for a third term. The party’s central committee, which announced the proposal, called for talks with politicians and members of civil society to seek consensus on the proposed reforms. Under the current charter, the president can serve for a maximum of two seven-year terms and the age limit for presidential candidates is 70. Nguesso, 71, led the country from 1979 to 1992 and then returned to power at the end of a civil war in 1997. He was elected in 2002 and 2009 in elections whose results were contested by the opposition. A new constitution was that set the term limits was put in place in 2002. *Source biznews/Bloomberg]]>

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2 responses to “Congo President seeks to change Constitution, wants another term”

  1. Daniel Mulbah says:

    Another African greedy clown. I wonder these people got brains to think of other people. Why would you want to manipulate the constitution because of greed? Are you the only person to lead? To the peaceful people of Congo, treat this monster like his friend Compaore or else he will die in office.

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  2. Bertin Evina-Ze says:

    Well, it is true that countries are different, But why would any other african president try the same thing that threw Compraore out of power?Nguesso may think that congolese people are stupid; however, changing the constitution is something even the West does not like.I strongly believe he will not succeed this time around.

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