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The campaign for the second round of presidential elections in Guinea, scheduled September 19, has been officially launched despite the fact that the decree inviting the electorate has not been signed by General Sékouba Konaté.
While for months the calls have been made for legal, peaceful and transparent elections, Is it that General Sékouba Konaté, primarily responsible for the transition, has left the country without assuming his responsibilities?
The UPR of unsuccessful candidate Ousmane Bah had made complaints after the announcement of provisional results the first round, exposing flaws and asking the Supreme Court to cancel the election results of June 27, 2010 because of violations of election law.
An example of violation of electoral code found in the first round: Decree Number 064 / PRG/SGG/2010 of May 6, 2010 setting the dates of opening and closing of the campaign period in contradiction with provisions of Article 31 of the Constitution which states: "The campaign is open 30 days before the election and closed the day before it at midnight."
In announcing the opening of the campaign from September 5 to 17 at midnight, the spokesman of the government has acknowledged that the President of the transition has not signed a decree calling on the electorate. Is this a violation of the Elections law?