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Guinea’s Electoral Commission Proposes August 14 for Presidential Run-Off

July 27, 2010

Guinea Electoral Body Proposes Run-Off Presidential Vote Date of Aug. 14
By Ougna Camara – Jul 27, 2010 10:43 AM EDT Tue Jul 27 14:43:02 UTC 2010

 Guinea’s electoral commission proposed that a run-off presidential vote be held Aug. 14, spokesman Thierno Saidou Bayo said.

The commisssion is meeting the two presidential candidates to discuss the date as it wants to consult them before it’s fixed, Bayo told reporters in the capital, Conakry, today.

Cellou Dalein Diallo, a former prime minister, got 43.7 percent of the votes cast during the country’s June 27 election. Alpha Conde of the Rally for the Guinean People won 18.2 percent, according to the commission’s website.

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