Z News quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on international attention on Guinea’s upcoming elections:

Peter Pham, director of the Africa programme at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington, said “the universal support that (Conde) had four years ago, I think, is no longer there”.

“After Burkina Faso, after Nigeria, Washington and its European partners are increasingly taking a much more robust look at African democracy,” he said.

As a result, Pham believes, the Guinea election process will be “more closely scrutinised than it would have been even a year, a year-and-a-half ago”. 

“I think really what happens in the next six months depends on both sides, (on) who… is reading the international political winds correctly,” he said.

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