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Guinea Alpha Condé declared winner, outbreak of violence in Conakry

Outgoing Guinean President Alpha Condé, 82, was re-elected on October 24. He thus won a controversial third term, according to the provisional results of the electoral commission (CENI). An announcement that immediately led to violence in Conakry, the capital. According to CENI President Kabinet Cissé, Alpha Condé won 59.49% of the vote in the October 18 poll. His main rival Cellou Dalein Diallo, 68, who proclaimed himself the winner of the presidential election before the publication of the results, obtained 33.5% of the vote, according to the CENI. “We are going to protest against this electoral hold-up by the street”, declared his opponent: “We are in the process of putting together files, with great difficulty since our premises are occupied, we do not have access to our documents, but we let’s go to the Constitutional Court anyway, without having too many illusions. ” As soon as the results were announced, clashes broke out between the police and demonstrators.

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