Guinea elections: Alpha Condé wins third term amid violent protests

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.

Source; BBC

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