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Guinea Election: Alpha Conde leads as opposition decries fraud

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Preliminary results of Guinea presidential election puts the incumbent Alpha Conde ahead for four of the country’s 38 voting districts.

The results were released by electoral commission chair Kabinet Cisse late Tuesday showing that President Conde has a strong lead.

Kabinet Cissé, the Electoral Commission Chief, read out the results as follows, “Professor Alpha Condé, RPG-Arc-en-ciel, votes obtained: 104,450, or 49.13%. Mamadou Cellou Dalein Diallo, UFDG, 85.658, or 40,29%.”

But Alpha Conde’s main challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo who had claimed victory earlier on Monday has dismissed the results making claims of fraud.

Since he declared himself winner, there have been violent clashes resulting in the deaths of at least three people.

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President Alpha Condé’s main rival is Cellou Dalein Diallo (R). Photo: AFP

Diallo, 68 is a former prime minister who lost to Mr Condé in both 2010 and 2015 elections.

The African Union monitors say the vote was conducted properly and that endorsement gives little room for the opposition to push further with claims of fraud.

National results are expected later this week though with the winner expected to obtain more than 50 percent of votes.

Should no winner emerge after the first round of voting by securing more than 50% of the total votes, there would be a second round on November 24 to pick a winner.

Some 5.4 million voters cast their ballot in Sunday’s election.


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