Guinea Opposition Supporters Clash with Police

Guinea post election clash with police

Young supporters of opponent Cellou Diallo, who has declared himself the winner of the presidential election, have clashed with police in the Wanindara district of the country’s capital Conakry.

Although African election monitors say the election was conducted properly, the political opposition to incumbent Alpha Conde, who has already claimed victory, dismissed it as fraudulent.

Preliminary results for four of the country’s 38 voting districts released by electoral commission chief Kabinet Cisse shows a strong lead for Conde over his main challenger Cellou Diallo.

In three of the four districts, Conde secured more than the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff .

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The opposition campaign has been setting the stage for an election dispute, with Fofana accusing the government of “large-scale fraud” in counting ballots from the hotly contested October 18 poll.

Conde, 82, is seeking a controversial third presidential term, a move that has triggered months of deadly unrest in the West African country.

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