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Vol 51 No 13

Published 25th June 2010


High-stakes election

Over $10 billion of mining investment ride on the outcome of this election – and its military organisers are determined to maintain their influence

Eighteen months after the coup led by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, the military Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CNDD) is keeping its promise of a presidential election on 27 June. Electors will choose between the leaders of Guinea’s two main ethnic groups. The largest, the Peuhl (Fulani), has about 40% of the population and the main party they tend to vote for is the Union des Forces Démocratiques de Guinée (UFDG), led by Cellou Dalein Diallo. The Malinké (Mandingo), who make up some 35% of the population, mostly back the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinée (RPG), led by Alpha Condé (AC Vol 51 No 11).

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