Alpha Conde gets support in Guinea's presidential run-off

20:46, July 16, 2010      

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At least 12 candidates who lost in Guinea's first round of presidential elections on June 27 have decided to form an alliance to support Alpha Conde in the run-off against Cellou Dalein Diallo, the front runner.

"By July 14, 2010, the number of candidates who, together with their respective supporters, have openly accepted the results of the first round and decided to support Alpha Conde during the second round of the presidential elections, are about 15," Ousmane Kaba, who was a candidate for the PLUS party, told the press on Wednesday night.

According to Kaba, who was designated as the coordinator of this alliance supporting the candidate of the Rally of Guinean People (RPG), for the moment, 12 have officially declared their support.

They include Francois Louceny Fall, Ousmane Kaba, Hadja Saran Daraba Kaba, Jean Marc Teliano, El Hadj Bouna Keita, Mamadou Diawara, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, El Hadj Mamadou Sylla, Alpha Ibrahima Keira, M'Bemba Traore, Joseph Bangoura and Abraham Boure.

All are candidates for the "small political parties" and they all received less than 5 percent of votes cast during the first round.

The other contenders who got more than 5 percent of the votes cast including Sidya Toure, Lansana Kouyate and Papa Koly Kourouma have not yet taken sides in favor of any candidate.

According to sources from their parties, they are waiting for the Supreme Court ruling before asking their supporters to throw behind one candidate or the other.

Source: Xinhua


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