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Guinea’s Conde wins presidency with 59.5% of vote

Guinea’s Conde wins presidency with 59.5% of vote

GUINEA’S President Alpha Conde won the October 18 election with 59.5% of the vote, according to a full preliminary tally from the election commission on Saturday. The victory, which requires confirmation by the Constitutional Court, gives a third term in office to the 82-year-old Conde after a bitterly fought election in which the opposition said he had no right to participate. Conde says a constitutional referendum in March reset his two-term limit, but opponents say he is breaking the law by holding onto power. Results were announced in batches in recent days and already showed Conde with an unassailable lead,…
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Guinea opposition candidate claims victory, violence erupts

Guinea opposition candidate claims victory, violence erupts

SALIOU SAMB GUINEA opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo claims he has won the first round of the October 18 presidential election, but his claim was quickly disputed by the electoral commission and the government, setting the stage for a stand-off. "Despite the serious anomalies that marred the smooth running of the ... election and in view of the results that came out of the ballot boxes, I am victorious in this election in the first round," Diallo told journalists and cheering supporters. He did not give any figures but said the tally was based on his party's count, not an…
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