At least three killed in violent Guinea election protest

May 4, 2013 03:14

CONAKRY - At least three people died on Friday on the second day of violent street protests that have swept the Guinean capital over the organisation of delayed legislative elections, witnesses and officials said.

Guinea's opposition parties have accused President Alpha Conde, who took office in 2010 following Guinea's first democratic transfer of power since 1958, of trying to rig the polls in the world's largest bauxite exporter.

The opposition, which says Conde did not consult them before announcing the poll date, has called on its supporters to protest until Conde backs down and calls off the June 30 poll.

It has also demanded South African firm Waymark be stripped of a contract to revise the voter list.

The Guinean government has rejected the opposition demands.

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