Sunday 22 April 2018

Alpha Conde wins 2015 elections: a new chance to correct past mistakes or visible failure of Guinean political system?

Guinea's electoral commission on Saturday declared President Alpha Conde winner of an Oct. 11 election to give him a second five-year term. Conde gained 58 percent of almost 4 million votes cast, avoiding a runoff vote that several observers had said was possible. Opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo won 31 percent. He called for calm, but said he did not recognize the result and would ask his supporters to protest against fraud and rigging. "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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