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October 29, 2015

Republic of Congo holds referendum on presidential term limits. On Tuesday, a nationwide referendum indicated overwhelming support for constitutional amendments that would extend presidential term limits to allow incumbent president Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a third consecutive term in office. The opposition has called for the referendum to be annulled, and launched a "civil disobedience" campaign to pressure the government into retracting the amendments.
Nepal elects first female president. A month after promulgating the new constitution, Nepal's parliament elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari, a women's rights activist and former defense minister, as the new president of the country. In her acceptance speech, Bhandari expressed her commitment to the new constitution, saying it protects Nepal's independence and territorial sovereignty.
Armenia makes progress on draft constitutional amendments. On Friday, the European Commission for Democracy through Law –more commonly known as the Venice Commission –deemed the draft amendments to the new Armenian constitution consistent with international democratic standards. The draft amendments will now be put to a national referendum on December 6, 2015.
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