Guinea sets date for poll second round

Thursday October 28 2010

By TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW, NATION Correspondent

After several postponements of the second round of Guinea’s elections, November 7 has finally been approved by the interim military junta.

A military decree read on national television on Wednesday night, said the newly-named election commissioner General Siaka Toumany Sangaré, set the date following a marathon consultation with all political stakeholders of the country.

The decree urged all Guineans to remain law-abiding and strictly follow the rules and regulation set by the electoral commission for a peaceful, free and fair election.

The decree

Furthermore, the decree said the election commission will supervise the elections in keeping with the electoral laws of Guinea with the assistance of international observers.

It warned the general public to desist from all acts of violence and noted that those contravening the laws will be dealt with accordingly.

The decree further urged the leaders of the run off parties to pursue their campaigns in the most peaceful way possible and mobilise their supporters to turn out massively at the polling stations on 7 November.