Guinea poised to complete transition to civilian rule


Children walk past a banner showing candidate Baidy Aribot in Conakry on August 30, 2013 as Guinea's political parties kicked off election campaigns ahead of the legislative elections on 24 September

Guinea poised to complete transition to civilian rule

CONAKRY, 5 September 2013 (IRIN) - Guinea’s parliamentary election, to be held later this month, will establish a legislative assembly and complete a transition to civilian rule that has been delayed for nearly five years. But the long-overdue poll is fraught with political and ethnic tensions that analysts say hinder reforms and progress.

The legislative election was supposed to be held six months after the 2010 presidential poll that brought President Alpha Condé to power, but after protrac...

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