Guinea President delays controversial referendum

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28 febr. 2020, 22.58

Guinea's President Alpha Conde on Friday announced a "slight postponement" of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, after months of protests sparked by fears it is a ruse to keep him in power

"It is due to our national and regional responsibilities that we have accepted a slight postponement of the date of the elections," Conte said on national television, announcing also that legislative elections to be held over the weekend were similarly delayed.

"This is not a capitulation or a step backwards" he said, adding that "the people of Guinea will express their choice freely at the referendum and freely choose their deputies," without fixing any new date