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Cellou Dalein Diallo Leads in Guinean Diaspora Vote with 73%

November 8, 2010

Former premier Diallo leads after peaceful poll in Guinea

NAIROBI, KENYA Nov 08 2010 13:45

Election observers in Guinea have highlighted the peaceful nature of Sunday’s presidential run-off vote and the high voter turnout in the West African country.

Initial results released early on Monday showed former prime minister Cellou Dalain Diallo holding a firm lead with 73% of the vote against veteran opposition rival Alpha Conde.

Concerns of ethnic conflict remained, however, as vote counting continued on Monday. The election was repeatedly postponed following a first round of voting in June due to violent clashes between supporters of the two candidates.

In June’s first round Diallo won 43% to Conde’s 18%.

Siaka Sangare was appointed new electoral commission chief following complaints of irregularities during this round. Sangare ordered that all results be published on the commission’s website and made accessible to the national media.

New ethnicity could lead Guinea
Diallo is a Peul. No member of this ethnic group has ever been president in Guinea, although many are members of Guinea’s ruling military junta.

Sunday’s poll was Guniea’s first democratic election. Since independence from France in 1958 the country has been the scene of a string of coups.

The group of military officers who came to power by coup after the death of president Lasana Conte in December 2008 drew wide international condemnation after a bloodbath against opposition demonstrators at a stadium in the capital. — Sapa-dpa

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2010 4:15 AM

    i have only one thing to say, general shekouba konate and his goverment they are not honest, all they want to do, is to give alpha conde the elections free, if not that all over the world have seen who surpost to be the president, all result given is false konate was about to run away the last time just because he has already organice all his plans for alpha conde .for you konate it will be better for to accept your respect if no that you will x friend musa dadis that you dissapoited the last time ,all overy the world know your secret when you finish to orgarnice something later you start saying that you are sick you want to go to moroco no way for you stupid general.

  2. January 16, 2011 9:31 AM

    like the way this man said konate have set his plan to to give alpha conde now he has full fill his plan now let rpg stop damaging and killing the people ufdg since alpha came to power up to this present day i will not even able to count how may they have been damage and killed and all this thing happen to the fulahs and it would not continue like that we thaught that is the power they want but we have notice that is not only they want to finish all the fullahs which is not possible.so alpha tell ur people to stop.

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