Friday, June 12, 2009

Guinean army chief calls for poll delay but is rebuffed by Dadis

Reprinted from Friends of Guinea blog with permission

Earlier this week, Guinea's army chief made waves by claiming that the country was not ready for elections in 2009 and that they should be delayed until next year.

However, the head of state, Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, responded by insisting that elections would take place this year as scheduled.

When the German ambassador pressed Dadis if he would contest presidential elections if they were postponed until 2010, the junta leader angrily lashed out at the envoy. Camara promised not to stand in the 2009 elections, but some observers wonder if the promise precluded a candidacy if the polls were delayed until next year.

An correspondent shared his thoughts on a visit to the head of state's lounge.

Source: here

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