GUINEA BURNING

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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde easily wins re-election

Opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo says he does not recognise the result, calling for protests against “fraud”.

Rights groups have called on all parties to show restraint after a number of people were killed in election-related violence [Reuters]
Rights groups have called on all parties to show restraint after a number of people were killed in election-related violence [Reuters]

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won re-election and will serve a second five-year term after avoiding a run off against his closest rival in last week’s presidential election.

Guinea’s electoral commission declared Conde winner of the October 11 poll late on Saturday, gaining nearly 58 percent of the vote, compared to opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, who won a tick over 31 percent.

“The Constitutional Court still needs to render its verdict, but the National Electoral Commission proclaims President Alpha Conde winner in the first round,” commission head Bakary Fofana told a news conference

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