Polls open in Guinea presidential run off

November 7, 2010 12:00 am

, CONAKRY, Nov 7 – Guineans began to cast their votes Sunday in a long-delayed presidential run-off to choose the country\’s first democratically elected leader since independence from France in 1958.

Polling stations opened shortly after 0700 GMT with voters in the capital Conakry waiting patiently in line.

"Everybody is in a hurry to finish with the old system, money being stolen to benefit a few, the waste," said retired doctor Saidou Cisse, 67 at a voting station at a seaside school.


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