Guinea’s Diallo Won’t Recognize Vote, or Contest Result in Court

Cellou Dalein Diallo during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
Cellou Dalein Diallo during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo said he won’t challenge in the country’s highest court the results an election that looks set to give incumbent Alpha Conde a first round victory.

“In view of multiple irregularities, I confirm the decision to not recognize the results,” Diallo said in an e-mailed statement on Saturday. “I will not make, either, an appeal to the Constitutional Court.”

The opposition planned to hold peaceful demonstrations “at the appropriate time,” he said. The West African nation’s electoral commission will probably release final results later today.

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