August 6, 2020

Guinea ruling party asks president to run for third term

Conakry (AFP) – Speculation that Guinean President Alpha Conde will bid for a third term gained ground on Thursday after his party urged him to run and he acknowledged their appeal.The ruling RPG party called on the 82-year-old president to run for re-election this year, despite deadly clashes that have erupted in the West African state over this scenario.Under Guinea’s constitution, presidents may only serve two terms.Conde was elected president in 2010 and again in 2015. But this year he pushed through a revamped constitution that opponents say was crafted to reset the term counter, enabling…


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