US News Guinea: an international diplomatic mission to defuse tensions

08:50  25 october  2020
08:50  25 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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.

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Militaires postés dans le quartier de Gnariwada en proche banlieue de Conakry, le samedi 24 octobre 2020. © Carol Valade / RFI Soldiers posted in the Gnariwada district in the outskirts of Conakry, on Saturday October 24, 2020.

In Guinea, while the Céni has just proclaimed Alpha Condé winner of the presidential election in the first round with 59.51% of the vote, at least three new people lost their lives in clashes on Saturday, bringing the toll of post-election violence to eighteen since last Sunday's poll. It could be much heavier, the opposition counts, it, about thirty victims. Faced with the situation, a "preventive diplomacy mission" is expected in Conakry to try to ease tensions.

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

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

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According to our information, the mission is expected between this Sunday and Tuesday 27 in Conakry. It would be composed of the president of the Commission of the ECOWAS Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, of Mohamed Ibn Chambas for the United Nations, of the commissioners for political affairs of the African Union, Cessouma Minata Samate, and of the ECOWAS, the general Francis Behanzin .

In two days, its mission will be to ease tensions while the main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, credited with 33.50% of the vote by the Ceni, does not recognize the results of the election he estimates to have won.

He denounces the "culpable indifference" on the part of the international community. "The savage repression in Guinea has never been condemned," he said. The UFDG therefore intends to file an appeal with the Constitutional Court, presenting copies of the minutes in its possession, but without being too delusional, says its leader. The latter therefore calls on the streets, supported by

Riots after presidential election in Guinea

 Riots after presidential election in Guinea Opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo was twice defeated by incumbent Condé in presidential elections in Guinea. Now he wants to know and creates facts - even before the official results are announced. © John Wessels / AFP / AFP / Getty Images police officers tear gas against supporters of opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo Riots broke out in West African Guinea after opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared himself the winner of presidential election on Sunday .

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the FNDC which calls for new demonstrations this Monday.

Three dead on the sidelines of the announcement of the results

It was at the Palais du Peuple, under high security, that the President of the Electoral Commission declared the victory of Alpha Condé. In the room, supporters of the outgoing president applaud. For them, this is the hoped-for "knockout".

Outside, RPG Arc-en-Ciel activists donned their yellow t-shirts and caps, in party colors, but no large gatherings.

Dansa Kourouma, president of the National Council of Guinean Civil Society Organizations welcomes the smooth running of the election and calls on the opposition to use legal remedies to make their demands heard.

Several districts of the capital are deserted, shops closed, defense and security forces stationed at roundabouts and crossroads.

After deadly violence since Monday, the publication of the results was followed by new demonstrations and tensions in the suburbs of Conakry, but also in towns of the interior such as Labé, in Middle Guinea, where Cellou Dalein Diallo obtained the majority according to the Ceni. Assessment of this day: three dead, according to the Ministry of Security.

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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