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Vol 51 No 14

Published 9th July 2010


A second, tougher round

Business ties, ethnic politics and elite intrigues will shape a close race in the run-off for the presidency

Former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and long-time oppositionist Alpha Condé will battle it out in the second round of the presidential elections, due on 18 July. Political insiders consider Diallo the favourite, thanks to commercial, ethnic and military factors, as well as the blessing of top people in the incumbent junta under General Sékouba Konaté.

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