Guinea has postponed its presidential elections, slated for Sunday (Oct. 24), due to escalating violence. Electoral chief Siaka Toumani Sangare said “it is not possible” to conduct the elections on Sunday, but did not announce a new date, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Sangare said Wednesday (Oct. 28) the polls will be rescheduled for Nov. 7.

“It is a date that has been agreed upon, cannot be changed, and, dare I say it, I think will be the last one set for this election that the Guinean people are waiting for so much,” Sangare was quoted by Reuters as saying.

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    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.