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Anger flares in Ivory Coast after election candidates barred

Abidjan - Opposition figures reacted angrily on Tuesday after Ivory Coast's top court rejected 40 candidates for upcoming presidential elections, validating the contested bid of head of state Alassane Ouattara but sidelining his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo.

Belarus leader proposes vote on constitution reforms

Minsk - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday discussed plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms as discontent with his 26-year rule has fuelled huge protests.

Syria constitution talks kick off in Geneva

Geneva - Syrians tasked with amending their war-torn country's constitution met Monday in Geneva for the first time in nine months, amid cautious hopes the meeting could help spark a broader political process.

Malian opposition calls off high-risk protest

Bamako - The Malian opposition alliance that demands President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita step down has called off a high-risk protest, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Putin triumphant as critics slam vote extending his rule

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians on Thursday for voting in favour of controversial amendments to the constitution that could extend his grip on power, as the opposition and Western leaders voiced criticism over suspected poll violations.

Kremlin hails 'triumph' in vote extending Putin's rule

Moscow - The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a "triumph" overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule.The Central Elections Commission announced that 77.

After vote extending his rule, Putin risks era of 'stagnation'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin urged Russians to envisage the country they wanted to leave behind for their children and grandchildren during a historic vote this week to extend his rule.

Lured by prize draws, Russians cast votes on Putin reforms

Moscow - Wearing a dark suit, a face mask and gloves, 82-year-old Gennady Shmal casts his ballot on the last day of Russia's vote on constitutional changes that could prolong President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Russian voters back reforms allowing Putin to stay until 2036

Moscow - Russians overwhelmingly approved a package of constitutional changes in a nationwide vote, partial results showed Wednesday, allowing President Vladimir Putin to potentially extend his two-decade rule until 2036.

Putin urges Russians to vote for security, prosperity

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Russians to take part in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms to ensure "stability, security and prosperity".

On buses, benches and picnic tables, Russians vote on reforms

Sanktpeterburg - The rickety plastic table beneath a row of towering apartment blocks in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg does not look much like a polling booth.

US says Putin seeking to stay in power for life

Washington - A top US official said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was seeking to stay in power for life ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum.

Russia's opposition flounders as Putin changes constitution

Moscow - Russia's opposition is denouncing this week's vote on President Vladimir Putin's constitutional reforms as a joke, pointing out that copies of the amended basic law are already on sale in Moscow bookshops.

Putin reform referendum reveals Russian generation gap

Moscow - Ludmila Yudina, a retired speech therapist and supporter of President Vladimir Putin, has been butting heads recently with her grandchildren.

Russians cast early votes in ballot to extend Putin's rule

Moscow - Russians began casting early ballots Thursday in a nationwide vote on controversial constitutional reforms that could keep President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036.

US hopeful for new Russian cooperation on Syria

Washington - A US envoy voiced guarded optimism Thursday at renewing cooperation with Russia to seek an end to Syria's brutal civil war, assessing that Moscow is getting frustrated with President Bashar al-Assad.

Guinean president enacts new constitution

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office.

Guinea president's party wins majority in disputed polls

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that were boycotted by the main opposition, the country's electoral commission said.

Russian opposition leader urges constitution vote boycott

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Thursday urged Russians to boycott a vote on constitutional changes backed by President Vladimir Putin, slamming plans to hold it during the pandemic.

Russian court backs Putin presidential 'reset' plan

Moscow - Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday approved a package of amendments including a "reset" of President Vladimir Putin's previous terms, giving him the possibility to rule into 2036.

Putin signs Russia's constitutional reform law

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed the package of constitutional reforms he had proposed, including a clause giving him an option to run for two more terms.

Guinea sets March 22 for controversial constitutional referendum

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has set March 22 for the constitutional referendum on his proposed reforms that opponents worry will allow him to bypass term limits and stay in power.

Allies back Putin as critics denounce plan to 'usurp power'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's allies on Wednesday backed reforms that could allow him to stay in the Kremlin until 2036, but critics accused him of seeking to usurp power and called for protests.

Myanmar army blocks bid to slash parliamentary power base

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's military on Tuesday quashed proposals in parliament that would mean its MPs relinquish power, in a vote pitting the armed forces in open opposition against Aung San Suu Kyi as elections loom.

Putin lays out path to staying in power

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out a path Tuesday to staying in power beyond 2024, as lawmakers approved sweeping reforms to the constitution.

Guinea opposition wounded turn to clandestine clinic for help

Conakry - In a dingy room reeking of blood and sweat in Guinea's capital Conakry, a volunteer doctor treats a man with bullet wounds in his legs as he tries to suppress his groans.

Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a number of constitutional changes, including amendments that mention God and stipulate that marriage is a union of a man and woman.

Frenchman loses bid to pardon for father, guillotined in 1957

Paris - France's highest constitutional body on Friday rejected a man's attempt to have his father pardoned following his 1957 execution for killing a policeman in an armed robbery.

US voices alarm over Guinea referendum

Washington - The United States on Friday voiced alarm over Guinea's plans to hold a constitutional referendum, which the opposition calls a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.

Frenchman seeks pardon for father, guillotined in 1957

Paris - France's highest constitutional body began examining a complaint Tuesday from a Frenchman seeking a law change to allow a pardon for his father who was executed in 1957 for killing a policeman in an armed robbery.
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