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Sekouba Konate Appoints a Malian General, Siaka Toumany Sangare, as Electoral Commission President and Lounceny Camara as One of the Veeps!

October 19, 2010

Information regarding the nationality of the new prez and the fact that Camara was appointed as one of two vice-presidents came from several Guinean websites.  This still leaves Camara as the top Guinean on the CENI.  Stay tuned!

Guinea gets new election chief amid vote paralysis
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:23pm GMT

CONAKRY Oct 19 (Reuters) – The head of Guinea’s military junta has named a fellow general to take charge of the election commission, paralysed in rows that threatened to delay a planned Oct. 24 presidential vote.

Junta leader General Sekouba Konate named General Siaka Toumany Sangare as the new head of the commission, according to a statement read on television on Tuesday evening.

Sangare replaces Louceny Camara, who had been accused of bias by one of the candidates in a row that paralysed election preparations and led to street violence in the world’s top bauxite producer.

(Reporting by Saliou Samb, writing by David Lewis, editing by Michael Roddy)

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