Guinea: Alpha Condé wins the presidential election with 59% of the vote

The candidate of the ruling party Alpha Condé won the presidential election in Guinea with 59.49% of the vote, announced Saturday the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the body responsible for organizing elections in Guinea.

His main rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo won 33.5% of the vote, according to the commission

In addition to Alpha Condé, who ran under the label of the Rally du peuple de Guinée (RPG, in power), eleven candidates were competing for the supreme judiciary in this West African country.

The day after last Sundays election and while the counting operations continue, Cellou Dalein Diallo, the candidate of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG, the main opposition party), declared himself the winner.

Post-election violence, provoked by this proclamation, has left a dozen dead, according to the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection.

By CCeiT (with agencies)