Guinea’s electoral commission on Saturday declared President Alpha Conde winner of an Oct. 11 election to give him a second five-year term. Conde gained 58 percent of almost 4 million votes cast, avoiding a runoff vote that several observers had said was possible.
Opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo won 31 percent. He called for calm, but said he did not recognise the result and would ask his supporters to protest against fraud and rigging.
Candidates have eight days to lodge complaints before the election is ratified by the Constitutional Court. Election observers are yet to pronounce on the vote tallying process, but they said the vote was valid despite logistical problems, Reuters reports.