Brussels - 30 May 2013 - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the Republic of Guinea has entrusted Zetes with the deduplication of voters’ data in legislative elections scheduled for this summer. The aim is to create a reliable electoral roll. The entire process is supported by the international community.

The project helps to achieve objectives of the People ID division for 2013. It includes centralised data consolidation, including back-up systems, and the verification of print and facial biometric data using an ABIS system (Automated Biometric Identification System). The biometric data include voters' fingerprints and photo.

Alain Wirtz, CEO of Zetes, states: "Biometry and the associated deduplication services are critical elements in establishing the electoral rolls when organising elections. Zetes has internationally-recognised expertise in this field and we are delighted to use it in our collaboration with the Guinean authorities."

The Republic of Guinea is thus added to the list of Zetes references in West Africa. Projects have previously been carried out in Côte d'Ivoire, where the company has a subsidiary, as well as in Benin, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo.

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