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Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has expressed "great satisfaction" after the agreement reached Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between the candidates in the second round of presidential elections in Guinea, Cellou Dalein Diallo and Alpha Conde, in a statement.
The statement said the agreement reached between former Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and the historical opponent Alpha Condé, under the head of state of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, concerns "the conduct of the electoral process for holding the second round of presidential election on September 19, 2010.
Wade congratulated his counterpart Blaise Compaoré "for the success of mediation, and the two candidates for the spirit of openness and of tolerance they have shown to reach this consensus, which opens the happy prospect of a serene and peaceful elections," the statement said.
In the same press release, the Senegalese head of state "urged the political class and all stakeholders in Guinea to work in the same spirit for the implementation of the Ouagadougou Agreement so that the electoral process is conducted in Guinea eventually, in peace and national concord.”
In a Meeting on Friday in Burkina Faso, Cellou Dalein Diallo candidate, who won 43.69 percent of votes in the first round, and Alpha Condé (18.25 per cent of votes) have pledged to lead a "peaceful political campaign" and comply "scrupulously" with the polls, under the terms of the agreement.
According to the agreement made public Friday, the two candidates signed a six-page document entitled "Memorandum of Understanding for a peaceful election in Guinea," whereby they "commit themselves to a peaceful political campaign in mutual respect and in accordance with the code of conduct to which they have adhered, in order to preserve the cohesion and unity of the country.
Under the terms of the MOU, the two protagonists have promised to "take measures to ensure that their members accept the election results.