International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the upcoming elections in Guinea, including differences between the two candidates and the concern that the election results may not be credible:

While Conde is left of center, Diallo is right of center. Diallo, 63, is the president of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea party and the vice president of Liberal International, an international political federation of liberal political parties. He is a pro-market intellectual.

“The two men are very, very different in their outlooks,” said J. Peter Pham, the director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington.


“The real question for me is, ‘Will the election be credible?’” Pham said. “There’s a very real danger if the election is not credible, Diallo may not be able to stand down his own supporters.”

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