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Congo Opposition Leader Claims Victory on Low Referendum Turnout

An opposition leader is claiming victory in Sunday’s Republic of Congo referendum because of what he said was very poor turnout. Guy Kinfoussia Romain, president of the Union for Democracy and Republic party, said the Congolese people heeded the opposition’s call to stay at home because the referendum is an illegal means to keep President Denis Sassou-Nguesso in power.  President Nguesso has ruled Congo in different capacities for most of the past 36 years. The current constitution...

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