Issued on: 28/03/2020 – 07:21Modified: 28/03/2020 – 07:21 Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the countrys electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Condes opponents who fear the reforms are a ploy to extend his grip on power. Advertising Read more The proposal to change the constitution was hugely controversial in the West African state, spurring mass demonstrations in which at last 32 people have been killed, according to an AFP tally. Independent National Electoral Commission president, Amadou Salifou Kebe, told reporters that 91.59 percent of ballots were in favour of adopting the new constitution, while 8.41 percent were against. Turnout was 61 percent, he added, saying that these were provisional figures. The vote was originally planned for March 1 but was postponed until March 22 because of international criticism of its fairness. The authorities went ahead with it after scrubbing some 2.5 million unverifiable names from its electora..