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Guinea: a fragile democracy

Guinea has been waiting for parliamentary elections for almost three years. They should finally be held on September 24th, according to a presidential decree. Although President Alpha Condé has launched major reforms since his election in 2010, daily life is still a struggle for many Guineans, who suffer frequent power cuts and scarce water supplies.

Guinea's parliamentary elections, which have been postponed several times, are now scheduled for September. They should embody the completion of the democratic process in the country. The vote should have taken place in the six months following the swearing-in of President Alpha Condé, back in December 2010. Condé is the first democratically elected head of state of Guinea, a country long plagued by political, military and ethnic violence.

Our reporter Richard Binet brings you a journey to the very heart of power in Guinea, a small West African country trying to make a fresh start after over half a century of dictatorship.

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