Guineans voice strong support for two-term limit for president

More than eight out of 10 Guineans favour a two-term limit on presidential mandates, the most recent national Afrobarometer survey indicates.

Even among respondents who support the ruling Rassemblement du Peuple Guinéen party, 70% endorsed a two-term limit in the 2017 survey.

Despite such broad public support for a two-term maximum, critics say President Alpha Condé, who will complete his second term next year, is supporting a campaign to eliminate the term restriction. During a visit this week to Washington, D.C., Condé indicated that he will “ask the people” for their views on the issue.