Guinea suspends presidential campaigns amid clashes between supporters of rival parties

23:11, September 13, 2010      

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At the end of an extra-ordinary cabinet meeting which lasted for hours on Sunday evening, Guinea's Prime Minister Jean Marie Dore and cabinet resolved to suspend all political campaign and public rallies until further notice.

The decision by the government to suspend the campaign came after two days of political violence the capital city of Conakry between supporters of the two parties in the second round of the presidential election, the Rally of the Guinean People of Alpha Conde and the Union of Democratic Forces of Cellou Dalein Daillo.

On Sunday one person was killed after supporters of Cellou Dalein Daillo's party attacked the party headquarters of the Rally of the Guinean People.

According to the government spokesperson Aboubacar Sylla over 50 people were also wounded from the two-day political violence which started on Saturday.

The government spokesperson also announced strict measures the government will take to redress the situation including that all those arrested during the two days of violence will be charged to court and any body caught defying the government ban will be sent to court.

Political tension became high after a magistrate court recently sentenced chairman of the Guinean electoral commission Ben Sekou Sylla and the planning and statistic officer Aboubacar Daillo to one year imprisonment each for vote tempering against Alpha Conde's party.

Alpha Conde and his party are also insisting that the current interim chairperson of the electoral commission Hadja Aminata Camara be replaced and her vice president be replaced with a neutral person from either the civil society movements or the trade unions.

Members of the election commission on Saturday reappointed Madam Hadja Aminata Camara as the interim chairperson of the commission in opposition to Alpha Conde's call to remove her as the commission's head.

The government is currently meeting with the two candidates in a crisis meeting for a last solution to the ongoing political violence.

It is difficult to say the second round of the presidential election slated for Sept. 19, less than a week from now, will take place on the given date.
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