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Guinea: Moving On to the Second Round Election

(8) Comments | Posted August 18, 2010 | 1:48 PM

It's now official, the second round election for President of the Republic of Guinea will be held on September 19, 2010. The announcement comes as great news for the country and for proponents of democracy in Africa. Overall, there is good reason to be optimistic about Guinea's democratic transition and...

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Guinea: A Triumph for African Democracy

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 3:56 PM

From the outside looking in, African elections often look messy, violent and corrupt. Incumbents and their political parties rig election outcomes even before the polls open. It is easy to become cynical about democracy in Africa when important processes -- elections -- are no more than pro forma exercises.


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