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Vol 56 No 22

Published 6th November 2015


Condé consolidates as opposition regroups

Street protests and complaints of electoral fraud are unlikely to shake the incumbent, who has strong diplomatic and commercial backing from abroad

Despite the opposition parties' simmering anger and protestors clashing with police this week in Conakry, President Alpha Condé looks set to hold on to his first round victory in the 11 October election. He won 57.9% of the vote and next week, the Constitutional Court looks set confirm the victory of Condé and his Rassemblement du peuple de Guinée (RPG), which was announced by the Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI). Although the bigger opposition parties are unlikely to mount a legal challenge, some of the small ones are preparing petitions, we hear. That could mean a delay in formalising Condé's win but not a reversal.

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