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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.

Russian MPS give quick first approval to Putin reforms

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping constitutional reform bill put forward by President Vladimir Putin in its first reading, after less than two hours of debate.

Russian lawmakers to debate Putin's constitution reform

Moscow - Russia's State Duma on Thursday was set to discuss the constitutional amendment bill submitted by President Vladimir Putin, a reform plan unlikely to meet any serious criticism in parliament.

Chile president signs off on constitutional change referendum

Santiago - Chile President Sebastian Pinera enacted a law on Monday that will allow the South American country to hold a referendum on April 26 to change its military dictatorship era constitution.

UN envoy gloomy on Syria's constitution talks

New York - The UN envoy to Syria on Friday gave a pessimistic assessment of efforts to amend the war-torn country's constitution, in contrast to upbeat comments last month.

Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests

Santiago - Chile announced Friday it will stage a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.

Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests

Santiago - Chile announced Friday it will stage a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution next year -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Santiago - Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship -- a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks.

Discussions on Syria constitution going 'better than expected': UN

Geneva - A first round of discussions towards amending Syria's constitution went better than anticipated, the UN mediator said Friday, adding that the talks would resume on November 25.

Syria has little to lose at UN-backed talks: experts

Geneva - Syria's government may be on board for the UN-brokered review of its constitution, but it will sink the Geneva talks opening Wednesday before agreeing anything that compromises its authority, experts have said.

Peru court agrees to rule on president accused of acting unlawfully

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Tuesday accepted a request from the opposition to rule on whether President Martin Vizcarra unlawfully dissolved Congress last month.

Syrian constitution talks in Geneva 'sign of hope': UN

Geneva - The UN voiced hope Monday that a meeting this week of a committee tasked with amending Syria's constitution can open the door to a broader political process for the war-ravaged country.

Japan funding for imperial ceremonies sparks rare dissent

Apo - When it comes to Japan's royal family, anti-monarchy sentiment is almost non-existent. But government funding for two highly symbolic imperial rituals this year has sparked rare dissent.

UN envoy concludes Damascus talks on constitutional committee

Damascus - The UN special envoy for Syria said he held "successful" talks Monday with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on forming a committee to draft a post-war constitution.

N. Korea solidifies Kim Jong Un's 'monolithic' power

Seoul - North Korea has elevated leader Kim Jong Un to a status approaching his grandfather, the country's founder Kim Il Sung, analysts said Friday after Pyongyang revised its constitution to reinforce his authority.

Madagascar president announces constitutional referendum

Antananarivo - Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has called a May 27 referendum on changing the constitution, to do away with the country's Senate and give more powers to the regions.

Madagascar president announces constitutional referendum

Antananarivo - Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has called a May 27 referendum on changing the constitution, to do away with the country's Senate and give more powers to the regions.

Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule

Apo - Egypt's parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began Tuesday a session to vote on constitutional changes that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.

Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule

Apo - Egypt's parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is to vote Tuesday on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.
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