Guinea's Conde wins re-election as opposition vows protests

Guinea's electoral commission chief Bakary Fofana announces the final results from the first round of voting in presidential election on October 17, 2015Guinean incumbent Alpha Conde has won re-election after gaining an outright majority in the first round of a contested presidential vote, the country’s electoral commission said, as the opposition cried foul and called for protests against the result. The west African country has a history of post-election violence and was already on edge after around a dozen people were killed in clashes between rival supporters in the run-up to polling day. Guinea’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on Saturday formally declared Conde the winner after he garnered 57.85 percent of the vote in the October 11 polls, handing him a second five-year term.

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