Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Guinea: President Alpha Conde to run for a second term

Unsurprisingly, Alpha Condé, President of Guinea outgoing, was invested Tuesday presidential candidate in October by his party, the Rally for the People of Guinea (RPG).

It was at the end of a three-day conference that the ruling party has nominated - unsurprisingly -. Forthe its next presidential champion in Guinea Alpha Conde , 77, elected in 2010, will thus represent 11 October .

In front of a few thousand of his supporters and sympathizers gathered in Conakry, the outgoing president declined to "take stock" of its mandate, believing that this mission returned to the people. "I came to commune with you. Commune with these women, these young people came from different provinces of the country ", he has merely stated, in a speech punctuated militant slogans, yellow T-shirt - color of his party - with his effigy, chanting including: "A sudden KO", for a first round victory.

"We will ensure that the private sector in Guinea, through the public-private partnership, through association with foreign partners, the real engine of development in Guinea," said the now president candidate .

Deposit doubled to two months of the presidential

But two months of voting, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced a series of measures, without explanation, which will not be without consequences for some potential contenders for the succession of Alpha Condé. The amount of the deposit required to run for the presidential and was doubled from 400 million Guinean francs (GNF, about 99,000 euros) in 2010 to 800 million GNF. And campaign spending limit has meanwhile increased by almost seven to GNF 20 billion (more than € 2.4 million) against 3 billion GNF (over 369,000 euros) in 2010.

-By Jeune Afrique with AFP

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