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Congo Republic Opposition Groups to Mull Election Date

Opposition political parties plan to meet next week to decide whether to participate in the Congo Republic’s presidential election now scheduled for March 20. This, following the recent approval of a new constitution that removed term limits to allow long-term President Denis Sassou Nguesso to seek another term. Last October's referendum, approved by more than 92 percent of voters, removes a two-term limit and an age limit of 70 for presidential candidates. But the opposition...

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