Guineans vote in crucial poll as Alpha Condé seeks third term - Africa Feeds

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Guineans are casting a ballot to pick another president as occupant Alpha Conde looks for a third term in office.

His choice to look for a third term has been dubious after the constitution was corrected in a choice to allow him the chance to run once more.

Conde’s primary challenger in Sunday’s political race is Cellou Dalein Diallo of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG).

Diallo, 68 is a previous executive who lost to Mr Condé in both 2010 and 2015 races.

The nation’s Independent National Electoral Commission said 12 up-and-comers, including two ladies, are competing for the administration in Sunday’s vote.

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Should no champ develop after the first round of casting a ballot by making sure about over 50% of the absolute votes, there would be a second round on November 24 to pick a victor.

There are some 5.4 million electors qualified to cast a ballot in Sunday’s political race with results not expected for a few days.

The UN secretary-general has approached “all public partners to guarantee that the surveys are led in a comprehensive and serene way.”

He additionally called “on every political pioneer and their allies to avoid demonstrations of induction, fiery language, ethnic profiling and savagery.”

Ahead of Sunday’s official decisions in #Guinea, the UN Secretary-General has asked all public partners to guarantee that the surveys are led in a comprehensive and tranquil manner.

— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) October 18, 2020

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Political climate

There have been worries about the political climate in the nation in the midst of ethnic conflicts during efforts.

Tension has been high after the killing of a senior armed force official in Guinea, Col Mamady Condé on Friday.

Col. Condé’s death came only two days before Sunday’s urgent official election.

Armed men shot Col Condé dead on Friday at a military camp in Kindia, 130km (80 miles) north-east of the capital, Conakry.

Ahead of Sunday’s urgent vote the nation’s outskirt with Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have likewise been closed.

Officials in government refered to for security purposes behind the conclusion of the borders.

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