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Guinea's president acknowledges request to run for third term

By AFP

Added 6th August 2020 09:27 PM

The congress had earlier endorsed his candidacy for a presidential election provisionally scheduled for October.

Guinea's president acknowledges request to run for third term

Guinean President Alpha Conde

The congress had earlier endorsed his candidacy for a presidential election provisionally scheduled for October.

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Guinean President Alpha Conde said Thursday that he acknowledged his party's request to run for a third presidential term later this year, a scenario that has sparked violent protests in the West African state.

Speaking at a party congress in the capital Conakry, the 82-year-old president said: "I take note, you heard me, I take note," without clarifying further. 

The congress had earlier endorsed his candidacy for a presidential election provisionally scheduled for October.

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