Guinea after almost 60 years back to the polls

Guinea after almost 60 years back to the polls

World October 11, 2015 17:02

- The population of the West African country of Guinea is Sunday for the first time since 1958 back to the polls for free presidential elections . It is expected that incumbent President Alpha Condé for another five years sit on the plush . Observers expect it to rival Cellou Dalein Doallo the boss will be.

The streets were quiet Sunday morning, partly because police and army after a turbulent election campaign showed everywhere and controls performed. For the polling stations were long lines of voters about noon.

Elections in the past were more charades who drowned in a wave of intimidation and violence . The country has to deal with 24 ethnic groups, with much violence themselves meebrengt.Het strong undeveloped Guinea has a weak economy.

Only the huge bauxite stock, the largest in the world , brings real money. But the eleven million people benefit little from there. Of those eleven million is about 85 percent Muslim.

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