Guinea Candidates Cry Foul in Vote

Guinea Candidates Cry Foul in Vote

Published June 30, 2010

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A plethora of candidates running in what many hoped would be Guinea's first free election since independence have denounced what they called widespread fraud in the poll.

A spokesman for 17 of the 24 candidates who ran in Sunday's race issued a statement Wednesday alleging ballot stuffing in the capital, Conakry, and across the country. Three of the front-runners also complained of irregularities.

The head of operations for the nation's independent electoral commission, however, denied the allegations and said there had been "no massive fraud" in the vote.

Preliminary results are expected later Wednesday.

Written by <P>By Associated Press</P>


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