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US News Presidential elections in Guinea: the last fight of President Alpha Condé

14:00  18 october  2020
14:00  18 october  2020 Source:   lejdd.fr

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 In full recovery, Donald Trump plans to organize a meeting in Florida © NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP Donald Trump, on his return to the White House after his hospitalization, on October 5, 2020. A few days after leaving the hospital where he was being treated for his coronavirus infection, Donald Trump said Thursday that he was planning to participate in a campaign rally on Saturday in Florida, a key state for the November 3 presidential election.

Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite legal questions arising from the move. But the ruling Rally of the Guinean People (RPF) has officially nominated Conde as its candidate. They argue that the new constitution, which was approved in March by a large majority

Voters in Guinea are casting their ballots in a controversial election which see President Alpha Condé , 82, seek a third term. Mr Condé ignored critics to push for a change of constitution that allowed him to extend his stay in office. His main challenger is Cellou Dalein Diallo, who he has twice

A 82 ans, Alpha Condé devrait être réélu dimanche président de Guinée pour un troisième mandat, alors que l'opposition l'accuse de dérives autocratiques.  © Sipa

At 82 years old, Alpha Condé should be re-elected President of Guinea for a third term on Sunday, while the opposition accuses him of autocratic excesses.

It is an understatement to say that Alpha Condé knows from the inside the crusades and the sacrifices of the African opponent. The man had to wait until he was 72 to become, after decades of brawl, prison and exile, the first democratically elected president of Guinea. Former leader of the Federation of Black African Students in France, he confronts the dictator Sékou Touré from a distance, the hero of the country's independence. Sentenced to death in absentia, he was only able to return to the country in 1991, the year of the democratic thaw on the continent after the France-Africa summit in La Baule under the presidency of François Mitterrand.

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 Guinea. A few days before the elections, the eternal promise of electrification © Anthony Fouchard Near the Souapiti dam, Oury Diallo, civil engineering manager. President Alpha Condé, who is running for a contested third term, has made universal access to electricity a campaign promise ... for more than a decade. Without real success. At the foot of the Souapiti dam , there is an almost permanent rainbow. The billions of suspended water droplets, forcefully expelled from the main reservoir, become iridescent in the sunlight.

Guinean President Alpha Conde 's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that Conde 's proposal to change the constitution has been hugely controversial, spurring mass demonstrations in which at last 32 people have been killed, according to an AFP tally.

Presidential elections were held in Guinea in 2010. They were held under the two-round system, with the first round taking place on 27 June 2010 and the second round on 7 November, after an initial date of 18 July and several other postponements.

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Energetic, determined, authoritarian, Alpha Condé never admits defeat. Candidate beaten twice, in 1993 and in 1998, he was arrested and imprisoned on the orders of President Lansana Conté. Pardoned, he returns to the ring, but this time against the military junta which has taken power.

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I am a democrat, not a dictator

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Elected in 2010, reelected in the first round in 2015, Alpha Condé highlights the modernization of the country, even if half of the population lives below poverty line, while his opponents denounce the repression of dissent and opponents of a third term which required a modification of the Constitution. "I am a democrat, not a dictator", he proclaims, while the spirits are heated and that one fears of violence.

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