First results in disputed Guinea vote show Conde ahead

Preliminary results from around a quarter of ballots cast in a disputed presidential vote showed incumbent Alpha Conde comfortably ahead of main rival Cellou Dalein Diallo with the six other candidates trailingEarly results from Guinea’s disputed presidential vote showed incumbent Alpha Conde leading the first round, as his main rival said he would pull out of the election. The opposition has said that Sunday’s vote, only the second democratic presidential poll since Guinea gained independence in 1958, was marred by widespread fraud and mismanagement, and have demanded a re-run. Preliminary results from around a quarter of the ballots cast showed Conde comfortably ahead of main rival Cellou Dalein Diallo with the six other candidates trailing behind, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said late Wednesday.

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