Presidential election in Guinea: clashes in Conakry before the end of the official vote count

Clashes erupted around the home of the opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo who claimed his victory in the presidential election on Monday, October 19, 2020. RFI / Carol Valade

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In Guinea, the compilation of the results of the first round of the presidential election is continuing.

The Céni recalled that it was the only one empowered to announce the results and warned the candidates, but despite this, clashes erupted in the Guinean capital after Cellou Dalein Diallo claimed victory this afternoon. 


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With our correspondent in Conakry,

Carol Valade

From the party's headquarters in the Minière district in the outskirts of Conakry to the home of Cellou Dalein Diallo, the detonations and clouds of tear gas very quickly covered the cries of joy and smoked the procession of motorcycles. 

In pro-opposition neighborhoods, UFDG supporters took to the streets in large numbers.

The gendarmes are deployed at the main crossroads and the situation is tense in places, smoke rises in the sky near the Hamdallaye roundabout. 

A few moments earlier, the president of the UFDG, the opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo announced that his own count gave him the winner in the presidential election.

The Ceni " 


 " Diallo's statements

No official result has yet been announced.

The Ceni says it “ 


 ” the statements of the opponent and continues to centralize the results, according to its spokesperson Mamadi 3 Kaba.

It will publish the provisional results within 72 hours of receiving the last minutes. 

The Ceni remains the only institution to proclaim provisional results.

Mamadi 3 Kaba, spokesperson for the Ceni

Charlotte cosset


 " also on the side of the party in power whose leader of the parliamentary group Aly Kaba denounces an " 

act of provocation


We have republican institutions which will know how to react

 " he declared. 


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