Guinea Delivers Voting Cards Ahead Of Disputed Vote
Conakry, Sept 19 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Sep, 2020 ) :Guinea began Saturday to distribute more than five million voter cards ahead of the October 18 presidential election in which incumbent Alpha Conde is running for a controversial third term.
Voters must go to centres where the documents are available, such as in the Koloma district of Conakry where a small group of mostly maskless men waited.
The green cards, which are to be available until the day of the election, are printed with the elector's name and address, also have a photo and a QR code.
Deadly clashes erupted in the West African state last October, claiming several dozen lives, over Conde's plans.
He is contesting the poll despite accusations of sidestepping limits on presidential terms by pushing through changes to the constitution.
An extended state of emergency currently bans gatherings of more than 100 people, making it likely the fresh demonstrations will be declared illegal.