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Comoros to hold referendum on presidential term limits in July

President Assoumani of Comoros' competitive authoritarian regime is considering contesting nationwide elections in 2019.

(Yahoo) – Comoros President Azali Assoumani is considering announcing and contesting nationwide elections in 2019 if a controversial constitution-altering referendum is passed in July, one of his advisers said Monday.

Assoumani is believed to be seeking to consolidate his power with the constitutional changes so that he can remain in power beyond 2021 when his currently non-renewable term would otherwise end.

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