Guinea opposition demands presidential vote be annulled

Guinean soldiers queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Conakry on October 11, 2015Guinea’s opposition on Monday called for a re-run of the weekend’s first-round presidential vote, condemning the ballot as fraudulent even before the results were in and pledging to take to the streets in protest. Voters appeared to have turned out in massive numbers for Sunday’s ballot, which was only the second democratic presidential election in the west African country since independence in 1958. Despite clashes between Conde and Diallo supporters in the final days of the campaign that left a dozen people dead, voting was peaceful though the opposition complained about logistical problems.

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