About 20 people dead after Two Presidential Candidates Both Claim victory in Guinea election

About 20 people dead after Two Presidential Candidates Both Claim victory in Guinea election

About 20 people dead after Two Presidential Candidates Both Claim victory in Guinea election 3 days ago.

Incumbent President Alpha Conde and opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo have both declared victory following reports from the electoral commission. The conflicting results have raised fears of violence.

Guinea’s electoral commission has declared incumbent President Alpha Conde the winner of last week’s bitterly fought presidential poll, giving him a third term in office with 59% of the vote.

But his main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, 68, disputes the results. He claimed victory last week, citing data his supporters gathered at individual polling stations.

Diallo’s self-proclaimed victory led to a week of clashes between his supporters and security forces across the nation.

Also, nearly two dozen people have been killed in violence that erupted following a disputed presidential election in Guinea last week, state television reported on Monday, as international envoys attempted to soothe tensions in the West African nation.