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US News Presidential in Guinea: the Ceni publishes the first partial provisional results

07:25  21 october  2020
07:25  21 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Guinea: opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo prevented from campaigning amid violence

 Guinea: opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo prevented from campaigning amid violence © Supplied by France 24 The UFDG convoy was blocked by men wearing yellow t-shirts while he was traveling to Kankan (left), and houses in a predominantly Fulani neighborhood were set on fire in Kankan (right) on October 11. Facebook screenshots. With less than a week to go before the presidential election, the campaign on the ground was tense again on Sunday, October 12 in Guinea.

Presidential elections were held in Guinea on 18 October 2020. Incumbent president Alpha Condé is running for a third term. He was challenged by former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo

Presidential elections were held in Guinea in 2010. They were held under the two-round system, with the first round taking place on 27 June 2010 and the second round on 7 November

Des Guinéens suivent la publication des premiers résultats provisoires partiels de l'élection présidentielle, le 20 octobre 2020. © JOHN WESSELS / AFP Guineans are following the publication of the first partial provisional results of the presidential election, October 20, 2020.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has started Tuesday evening to proclaim the results of the presidential election on Sunday. For its part, the UFDG, the main opposition party which considers itself the winner according to its own count, held a press briefing to explain its method and approach.

With our correspondent and our special correspondent in Conakry, Carol Valade and Charlotte Idrac

The Céni broadcast Tuesday evening the first partial provisional results of the first round of the presidential election of October 18. The figures announced concern only 4 constituencies in the country, out of 38 in total. And in these 4 constituencies, outgoing president Alpha Condé is in the lead.

Presidential in Guinea: campaign under tension, the opposition mobilized

 Presidential in Guinea: campaign under tension, the opposition mobilized © Cellou Binani, AFP The opposition presidential candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo, during a demonstration by his supporters on October 15, 2020 in Conakry. The campaign for the uncertain presidential election in Guinea entered its home stretch on Thursday with the return of the two main candidates, President Alpha Condé and Cellou Dalein Diallo, in the capital, Conakry.

Guinea elects on the national level a head of state—the president —and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people through a two-round system ( i .e. if no candidate secures a majority of the votes, there is a runoff between the top two vote-getters).

Presidential elections were held in Equatorial Guinea on 24 April 2016. In a vote initially scheduled for November but brought forward by seven months, incumbent President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo retained his office with 93.7 percent of the vote.

Matoto, Matam, Kaloum, in the region of Conakry and Boffa, in the region of Boké: in each of these constituencies, the outgoing president has a head start, according to the results published by the Electoral Commission. 56.69% in Boffa for example, 51.87% in Kaloum, the city center of the capital… One by one, the president of the Céni Kabinet Cissé gave the figures: number of offices, number of registered, voters… He congratulated the voters for their calm and their “civic spirit”.

The UFDG carries out its own count.

For its part, the opposition party UFDG continues its own compilation, despite warnings from the Céni and the ECOWAS. UFDG vice-president Fadé Oussou Fofana said he collected about 3/4 of the minutes from the 15,000 polling stations in the country.

Presidential elections in Guinea: the last fight of President Alpha Condé

 Presidential elections in Guinea: the last fight of President Alpha Condé © Sipa At 82 years old, Alpha Condé should be re-elected President of Guinea for a third term on Sunday, while the opposition accuses him of autocratic excesses. It is an understatement to say that Alpha Condé knows from the inside the crusades and the sacrifices of the African opponent. The man had to wait until he was 72 to become, after decades of brawl, prison and exile, the first democratically elected president of Guinea.

Politics of Guinea takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Guinea is both head of state and head of government of Guinea . Executive power is exercised by the government.

Presidential elections were held in Guinea on 11 Oc- tober 2015. The seven opposition parties called for a postponement, [5] citing alleged irregularities in the electoral roll, but their pleas were rejected by the Independent National Elec- toral Commission ( CENI ).

"A far-fetched statement, the minutes are not in their possession", believes a source at the CENI. The results would have been reported by SMS then automatically aggregated in a database.

It would be missing mainly those of Haute Guinée, stronghold of the ruling party, where the opposition claims they did not have access to the results. In violation, she said, of a Constitutional Court ruling handed down two days before the vote.

It remains to be seen whether the documents in its possession will be recognized by the courts in the event of a dispute. "We have the same system," indicates a source close to power. If it works, you just have to wait for the official results ”

Other results expected soon

The Electoral Commission, it continues to centralize the reports in the interior of the country and promises to publish other results in the coming days . “The Ceni will continue to proclaim the partial provisional results as they are received. "And invites the population to" serenity ". The opposition denounces "substitution operations" of the results.

In the early evening Tuesday, a strong police presence was deployed around the home of Cellou Dalein Diallo. In Conakry, residents of neighborhoods deemed favorable to the opposition heard gunshots throughout much of the night.

Guinea: Conakry under high security, mediation in progress .
© JOHN WESSELS Guinean police officers in front of demonstrators, October 21 in Conakry The police were still deployed in large numbers on Monday in Conakry, where the he atmosphere remained tense as international mediation continues after the post-electoral violence that followed the contested re-election of outgoing President Alpha Condé, according to AFP journalists and witnesses.

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