Alpha Condé wins the Presidential Election


Incumbent President Alpha Condé of the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) has won the presidential election which took place last Sunday.

Alpha Condé took 57.85% of the vote according to the official results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) yesterday. His main rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) took 31.44%. None of the other six candidates achieved more than 7% of the vote.

Turnout was 68.36%.

This election was pretty much a re-run of the 2010 election except that this time Condé won in the first round. Cellou Dalein Diallo has denounced the election as fraudulent and called on his supporters to protest peacefully but said that he will not be appealing against the result in the constitutional court. Candidates have eight days to contest the election result through the constitutional court.

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