Congo's Sassou Nguesso calls referendum on constitutional changes

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 22, 2015 5:40 PM

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Tuesday announced a referendum on changes to the constitution that could allow him to run for a third term in office in elections next year.

"I have decided to directly give a voice to the people in order for them to decide on the draft law formulating the fundamental principles of the Republic," he said in a speech.

(Reporting by Philon Bondenga; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Chris Reese)