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Vol 53 No 4

Published 17th February 2012


Guinea

Condé takes on the army and opposition

Hard choices confront President Alpha Condé as he comes under pressure to set a date for parliamentary elections this year. Polling was postponed from November 2011, after Condé and the opposition parties failed to reach agreement over electoral registration and guarantees of the independence of the electoral authority. More ticklish still, it must deal with allegations against serving officers following the massacre by security forces in September 2009 (AC Vol 50 No 20, Gunning down democracy).

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