Victorious President Denis Sassou Nguesso had forced a change in the constitution. The change allowed him to run for a third term. Nguesso faces yet another battle for power. He is said to have won 60% of the votes in the March 20th election. The opposition dismissed the result as fraudulent. The Congo has been simmering with popular discontent since last October, when Nguesso held a referendum that allowed him to run for an unprecedented third term.