Guinea Braces for More Instability as Conde Wins a Disputed Third Term

Supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo clash with police in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 21, 2020 (AP photo by Sadak Souici).
Supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo clash with police in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 21, 2020 (AP photo by Sadak Souici).
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Voters in Guinea went to the polls last month for a general election that saw President Alpha Conde clinch a controversial third term. Among a total of 12 candidates on the ballot, competition centered around the 82-year-old Conde and his longtime rival, former Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo, who also ran against Conde in 2010 and 2015. The day after the Oct. 18 election, Diallo claimed that early results showing Conde in the lead were fraudulent, and declared victory based on his own party’s vote tally. Nonetheless, Guinea’s electoral commission subsequently reported official results showing Conde as the winner, with […]

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