• Guinea’s Conde wins re-election as opposition vows protests

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    CONAKRY: Guinean incumbent Alpha Conde has won re-election after gaining an outright majority in the first round of a contested presidential vote, the country’s electoral commission said Saturday, as the opposition cried foul and called for protests against the result. Guinea’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on Saturday formally declared Conde the winner after he garnered 57.85 percent of the vote in the October 11 polls, handing him a second five-year term. Conde’s main rival, opposition leader and former Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo, came second with 31.44 percent, CENI added. Earlier Saturday, Diallo said he refused to recognize the outcome and urged supporters to take to the streets against what he labeled an “illegal” election tainted by mismanagement and fraud. But he said he would not be appealing the case in court.

    AFP

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