n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - One election in Guinea probably not enough to undo decades of authoritarian rule - : election reflection

Volume 2013, Issue 09
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Guinea's parliamentary elections set for 24 September might end a political gridlock that has lasted for more than two years. Legislative elections should have taken place within six months of swearing in President Alpha Conde in December 2010. However, the election has been repeatedly delayed due to disagreement between opposition factions over election logistics such as diaspora voting rights, voter registration, and who will supply the electronic voter kit. The repeated election delays have sparked tumultuous protests by opposition parties, with the most violence having occurred in May 2013 between opposition protests and government security forces in the capital city. More than 50 people were killed and over 100 were injured in the protests.

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