President of Guinea Alpha Condé has won a controversial third term in office, preliminary results show, amid violent protests all over the country.
The electoral commission announced that the 82-year-old had taken 59.5% of the vote. The victory however requires endorsement by the Constitutional Court.
His opponent, Cellou Dalein Diallo, announced that he would contest the result, making allegations of large-scale fraud.
According to Guinean media report, at least 30 people have died since the vote on Sunday.
The country’s electoral commission said Mr Diallo, 68, won 33.5% of the ballots.
Mr. Diallo told Agence France-Presse that “We are still going to refer the matter to the constitutional court, without having too many expectations,” .
The president says a constitutional referendum in March allowed him to run despite a two-term limit, but opponents say he is violating the law by holding on to power.