After three days of violence throughout the country that killed at least nine people, injured dozens more and pushed the ruling military junta to declare a national state of emergency, calm returned to Guinea on Thursday.
Guinea's military junta leader and interim president, Gen. Sekouba Konate, has set the country's much-delayed presidential runoff election for November 7, in a decree read on national television Wednesday night.
Guinea's interim president, Gen. Sekouba Konate, on Wednesday set the date of the country's much-delayed presidential runoff election for November 7, a day after the nation's prime minister said voters would go to the polls on Sunday.
Both candidates contending in Guinea's much-delayed runoff presidential elections called for calm from their supporters and traded accusations over the weekend after the runoff was postponed for the fourth time.
The latest date for Guinea's much-delayed second round presidential election is again in doubt because of an internal dispute within the election organizing body, the favored candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo told CNN on Friday in the nation's seaside capital, Conakry.
Guinea has decreed a new date, October 24, for its long-awaited presidential runoff election, despite a threat by one of the candidates to boycott the runoff if the recently appointed leader of the nation's election commission is not removed.
Certified presidential election results announced Friday in Guinea put conservative Cellou Dalein Diallo in first place out of a field of 24 contestants, followed by liberal Alpha Conde, an election observer told CNN.