Changing the constitution to remain in power, a common practice in Africa (COMPASS)

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Guineematin Aug. 7, 2020 11:43 a.m.

Deby, in power since 1990, was reelected in 2016 for a fifth mandat.- TOGO: An amendment to the Constitution removes the end of 2002 the limit of two presidential terms, allowing Gnassingbe Eyadema, in power since 1967, to run for a new mandate in 2003.

In power since 1999, Omar Guelleh could seek new mandates in 2011 and 2016.- ALGERIA: Parliament adopted in 2008 a revision of the Constitution removing the limitation to two the number of presidential mandates.

Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, announced in 2018 that it will not show up in 2020, when the new Constitution has....

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