Guinea court declares Alpha Conde elected president
By AFP | November 8th 2020
Guinea’s Constitutional Court on Saturday declared incumbent Alpha Conde had been reelected for a controversial third term as president at the age of 82.
At 59.5 percent, Conde’s support was above the absolute majority needed to win in the first round, judges found, throwing out challenges to the October 18 ballot from figures including his main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo.
Diallo received 33.5 percent of the vote, according to the official count.
Guinea’s vote was held after a new constitution bypassed a two-term presidential limit and was followed by violence the opposition says has claimed 46 lives.
There is no way for Conde’s opponents to appeal the constitutional court decision, leaving the path formally clear for the president to begin a new six-year term — with the option for a second under the new constitution introduced in March.
Even before the election, the incumbent’s announcement that he would stand again triggered months of demonstrations and violence claiming dozens of lives, almost all of them civilians.
Mud thwarts man’s attempt to dump lover’s body
- Man arrested stark naked, appears in court in policewoman’s clothes
- Bandits kill KDF soldier in night attack at military camp in Baringo
- Committed teacher ‘won’t be punished by TSC’
By Brian Okoth
- Intellectual moment at CJ interview
By Too Jared
- School records over 90 pupils with 400 marks and above