Guinea prepares for second round of presidential election

July 20, 2010, midnight

Guinea’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled challenges to the June 27 first-round presidential election results. The ruling means that Cellou Dalein DIALLO and Alpha CONDE, who both received the highest vote totals in the first round, will meet in a runoff election. DIALLO is a former Prime Minister and CONDE is a longtime opposition leader. The date for the runoff has yet to be set, but a successful second round will make this the first democratically elected administration since the nation declared its independence in 1958.

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