Guinea President Set to Win Re-Election as Opposition Drops Out

  • President Conde has more than twice as many votes as Diallo
  • Electoral commission has about 4 districts to analyze

Guinea President Alpha Conde is set to win re-election in a vote that opposition leaders refuse to recognize.

Conde, 77, has about 1.96 million votes, the electoral commission told reporters on Thursday in Conakry, the capital. Cellou Dalien Diallo, the leading opposition candidate, has 878,266 votes, the commission said. Results from the remaining four districts may be released as early as today.

Diallo’s Union of Republican Forces dropped out from the counting of ballots on Wednesday and accused the government of fraud. While polling stations opened late on the Oct. 11 election and materials were missing, the vote was fair and credible, according to the European Union and African Union observers. The country has Africa’s largest reserve of bauxite.

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