Guinea opposition asks for election delay

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CONAKRY: Guinea’s opposition on Thursday called for upcoming presidential elections to be delayed, warning of “serious problems” that could compromise the transparency and credibility of the vote. Tensions have been rising in Guinea ahead of the poll on October 11, and several people were wounded last week when supporters of rival political factions clashed in the north. Eight contenders including President Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo have been approved as candidates for the country’s second democratic presidential election. The ruling party and opposition last month sealed a deal on the organization of the vote, raising hopes it would pass off peacefully, but opposition parties say Conde has reneged on the deal.

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