Guinea election set for November 7

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 6:52 PM
Guinea election set for November 7

A decree read on state TV has announced that the delayed presidential run-off in Guinea has been rescheduled for Nov. 7.

Mohamed Kasse, the director of the press bureau of the country's interim president, read the decree on the Wednesday evening news, ending days of speculation following the abrupt cancellation of last weekend's vote.

The West African nation has been on the brink of crisis for weeks after a stalemate between the top two political candidates forced the poll to be rescheduled multiple times. If it goes ahead as planned, the vote could be the country's first free and fair election, but many worry that the divide between the two candidates could spill over into violence.

Over the past several weeks close to 100 people have been wounded in election-related clashes.