In Central African Republic, president announces referendum to remove constitutional term limits
By 31 May
Central African Republic's President Faustin-Archange Touadéra (photo credit: The United States Institute of Peace)
Central African Republic's President Faustin-Archange Touadéra said on [30 May] he would hold a referendum in July on his intention to change the constitution and remove term limits. Touadera's allies proposed the change in May last year, arguing that presidential term limits were uncommon in many neighbouring countries. Critics and opposition parties held protests last year as the reform would allow Touadera to run again in 2025 for a third term. [...] In an address to the nation on [30 May], Touadera said a draft of the new charter would be submitted to a referendum. The decision to hold a referendum was made after consultations with the presidents of the Constitutional Court and the National Assembly, he added. [...] A presidential decree issued later on [30 May] said the referendum would start on July 15 and end on July 28.
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