Guinea voters back change that could extend president’s rule

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Provisional results indicate Guinea has overwhelmingly voted for a constitutional change that could see the president remain in power for two more terms. Nearly 92% of voters on March 22 supported the change that would keep the two-term limit on presidencies, but increase terms from five years to six. The head of the West African country’s electoral commission gave the results late Friday. President Alpha Conde has implied his previous terms served would not count, meaning he could remain in office for another 12 years. A coalition of opposition and civil society groups demonstrated against the proposal and boycotted the vote.