Election commission announces result of 28 September General Election


The Chairman of CENI, the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bakary Fofana, finally announced the results of the 28th September general election yesterday afternoon. There had been widespread criticism over the delay in announcing results with opposition parties declaring that the election was being fixed.

Today a number of parties are considering making appeals but overall the international community will be relieved that the result left no party with an overall majority.

President Alpha Condé’s Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) emerged as the largest party with 53 of the 114 seats in the National Assembly; but that falls short of the 58 seats needed for a majority. The main opposition party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), led by Cellou Dalein Diallo took 37 seats. The party of former Prime Minister Sidya Touré, the Union of Republican Forces (UFR), took ten seats.

Two parties took two seats each, the Union for Progress of Guinea (UPG) and the National Party for Hope and Development (PEDN) with a further nine minor parties taking one seat each.

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