Updated: March 4, 2021
The President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, has accepted his party’s nomination to seek a third term in office after pushing through a constitutional change in a referendum in March.
The controversial referendum allows him to stand for a a third term after completing two terms of five years each since 2010.
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The vote, boycotted by the opposition, sparked mass protests.
The 82-year old President was nominated by Guinea’s ruling party in early August for the elections in October, but he did not say whether he would run or not.
Guinea joins a long list of African leaders who refuse to leave office after their mandates expire.