Preliminary results of Guinea’s weekend election for four of the country’s 38 voting districts released by electoral commission chief Kabinet Cisse late Tuesday showed a strong lead for current president Alpha Condé who is seeking a controversial third term.
Kabinet Cissé, the Electoral Commission Chief, read out the results as follows, “Professor Alpha Condé, RPG-Arc-en-ciel, votes obtained: 104,450, or 49.13%. Mamadou Cellou Dalein Diallo, UFDG, 85.658, or 40,29%.”
Dans l’attente des résultats de l’élection présidentielle en #Guinée, il faut rappeler que des dizaines de Guinéens ont été tués, détenus et réprimés pour avoir manifesté contre la candidature d’Alpha Condé à un 3e mandat présidentiel #Guinéevote pic.twitter.com/02G3FPg7yE
— Human Rights Foundation (@HRF_fr) October 20, 2020Loading...
Meanwhile, the main challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo, who had claimed victory Monday. dismissed it as fraudulent.
Celebrations in Conakry of Diallo’s self-proclaimed victory quickly descended into violent clashes with security forces, in which several youngsters were shot dead, opposition officials said.
Since his public self-proclaimed victory, Meanwhile in a seeming response to Diallo’s self-proclaimed win, security forces dressed in riot gear surrounded Diallo’s residence in the capital in what could appear to be the government’s response.
Je suis bloqué chez moi : mon domicile est encerclé par la police et la gendarmerie qui interdisent toute entrée et toute sortie. pic.twitter.com/pphBF8Rdqw
— Cellou Dalein Diallo (@Cellou_UFDG) October 20, 2020
Fode Oussou Fofana, vice-president of the UFDG, “The current state of our counting of more than 80% clearly indicates that our victory in the first round is indisputable.”
The election is said to have been transparent, lawful and properly conducted – as per statements from the African Union’s mission head in Guinea and the ECOWAS monitoring mission head
National results are expected later this week.