Guinea: Conde wins second term as president
Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a second term, the country’s election commission has announced, six days after polling ended.
Mr Conde, 77, won in the first round with about 58% of votes cast.
Main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, who has denounced the vote as fraudulent, won 31%. He has called for peaceful protests against the outcome.
European Union observers said the vote was valid despite some logistical problems.
Candidates now have eight days to file complaints before the constitutional court validates the results.
However, Mr Diallo said in a statement he would not appeal to the court.
“I will invite the other candidates and all the citizens who are the real victims of this electoral hold-up to organise, conforming to the law, peaceful demonstrations to express our disapproval of this situation,’’ he said.
President Alpha Conde