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Guinea President Takes Big Lead in Re-election Bid

Saturday, 17 October 2015 07:13 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Early results from Guinea's presidential election show incumbent Alpha Conde with far more votes than his closest competitor and possibly enough to avoid a runoff.

The latest tallies available Saturday at the electoral commission showed Conde with 2.2 million votes, more than 1 million more than leading opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo.

More than 90 percent of votes cast Oct. 11 had been counted. Figures from Friday pointed to a turnout of around 66 percent of 6 million registered voters.

The electoral commission is expected to announce provisional results Saturday. The race will go to a runoff if Conde does not get 50 percent of the votes cast.

Diallo withdrew from the process earlier this week, alleging fraud. He was expected to make a statement at midday.

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Early results from Guinea's presidential election show incumbent Alpha Conde with far more votes than his closest competitor and possibly enough to avoid a runoff.The latest tallies available Saturday at the electoral commission showed Conde with 2.2 million votes, more...
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2015-13-17
Saturday, 17 October 2015 07:13 AM
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