KIGALI, Rwanda

Official results from last Sunday’s constitutional referendum have shown that Guineans overwhelmingly supported an amendment giving the president two more years in office. 

According to the results announced by the country’s independent electoral authority, nearly 92% of voters in Guinea voted in favor of extending the presidential term from five to seven years.

Out of 3.1 million valid votes cast, 2.8 million people said “Yes”, representing 91.59% while 262,185 people, representing 8.41% voted “No”, the Electoral Commission tally showed.

Critics accuse President Alpha Conde of planning to use the constitutional referendum to extend his stay in power.


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