Guinea’s presidential runoff election saw a big turnout, with the poll being hailed as the nation’s first democratic election since gaining independence from France in 1958, BBC reports.

The candidates – former Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and opposition leader Alpha Conde – havesigned an agreement to maintain peace on Sunday’s vote (Nov. 7), CNN reports. 

The U.S. and France earlier urged the African nation to prevent any delays in the polls.

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