DAKAR, Senegal

Guinean President Alpha Conde postponed Friday a constitutional referendum and general election slated for March 1.

“With national and sub-regional responsibilities, we agreed to a small delay on the date of the election,” Conde said during a televised interview without specifying a new date.

The referendum on a constitutional amendment would let voters decide if Conde could serve a third term.

A coalition of Guinean opposition groups announced in October that 10 protesters were killed, 70 wounded and 200 arrested in protests against a possible constitutional change to allow Conde to run for a third term or even

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