The Supreme Court Extends the Time of Announcement of Election Results Until Friday
In an order signed Wednesday by Mamadou Sylla, first president, the Supreme Court granted the INEC “an extension of forty-eight hours” to publish the provisional results of the presidential election.
La cour suprême motive son ordonnance par « les difficultés d’ordre logistique, matériel, et sécuritaire » que rencontre la CENI. The Supreme Court shall give the order by “logistical problems, equipment, and safe” facing the INEC.
Ainsi, la CENI a désormais jusqu’au vendredi pour proclamer les résultats. Thus, the INEC now has until Friday to announce the results.
Guinea Supreme Court Says Presidential Election Results Delayed by 2 Days
By Alpha Camara – Jun 30, 2010
The release of results from Guinea’s presidential election has been delayed by two days, until July 2, the Supreme Court said today in a statement handed to reporters in the capital, Conakry.
The national electoral commission yesterday had set a deadline of this evening for regional officials to submit their results from the June 27 vote, which was intended to restore civilian rule in the world’s top bauxite producer.
Twenty-four candidates competed in the election, a year and a half after army Captain Moussa Dadis Camara seized power in the West African nation following the death of former President Lansana Conte, who ruled for two decades. Guinea hasn’t had a democratic transfer of power since it gained independence from France in 1958.
The election was “a heroic achievement considering the time constraints, inexperience and infrastructural challenges,” former Nigerian President Yakubu Gowon, joint leader of the U.S. Carter Center’s observer mission to Guinea, told reporters yesterday. No evidence of “fraud or malicious intent” was found by the observers, he said.
Turnout was about 80 percent, Taran Diallo, head of governance of the National Council of Civil Society Organizations of Guinea, said the day after the election.
Guinea holds as much as half of the world’s reserves of bauxite, used to make aluminum, more than 4 billion tons of “high-grade” iron ore, “significant” diamond and gold deposits, and uranium, according to the U.S. State Department’s website. The African Development Bank estimates that 53 percent of the Guinea’s 10.3 million people live in poverty.
To contact the reporter on this story: Alpha Camara in Conakry at email@example.com.
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