In the referendum on a new constitution, 91.6% voted in favour. Guinea’s security forces failed to protect people from election-related and intercommunal violence and committed human rights abuses during legislative elections and … AU, ECOWAS monitors say Guinea election conducted properly. Journalists targeted Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, centre, walks by supporters at his headquarters in Conakry, Guinea, Monday Oct. 19, 2020. (New York) – The post presidential-election period in Guinea has been marred with violence and repression, with at least 12 people dead, Human Rights Watch said today. CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition parties said Wednesday they will not participate in legislative elections in February and will press to … Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 Ousmane Kaba, a former close associate of Guinean President Alpha Condé, will contest in the country’s presidential election scheduled for October this year after accepting his party’s nomination. Electoral system. Guinean opposition party leader Ousmane Kaba. Guinea's highly-anticipated presidential election will take place on October 18, President Alpha Conde announced on national television. He assumed office on 21 December 2010. Guinea’s opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo has declared himself the winner of the West African country’s presidential election before the official results have been announced The 2015 presidential elections were uncontested due to the general expectation that Alpha Condé would be re … On Thursday 24 September 2020, the premises of the ECOWAS Permanent Representation in Conakry, Guinea, provided the venue for an important meeting between General Francis Behanzin, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security and the Ambassadors of West African countries accredited to the Republic of Guinea. Guinea's continued crackdown on opposition protests led to several deaths on Monday. Guinea's President Alpha Conde called for calm on Wednesday as opposition protests over initial results from Sunday's election, which showed him leading the field, turned deadly. CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared himself the winner of the West African country’s presidential election Monday before the official results have been announced, setting up a tense showdown with the incumbent leader of a decade. GUINEA-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV):UPDATE 4-Guinea votes on third term for Conde amid voter-card concerns msn back to msn home news powered by Microsoft News CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared himself the winner of the West African country’s presidential election Monday before the official results have been announced, setting up a tense showdown with the incumbent leader of a decade. The 2020 elections as a critical test for Guinea. The runners up candidate in the Guinea-Conakry presidential elections Cellou Dalein Diallo announced today that he will legally contest President Alpha Condé’s victory in last Sunday’s elections alleging massive vote-rigging and large scale electoral malpractices. Diallo declared himself the winner after the country held an election on Sunday with Guinean President Alpha Conde seeking to extend his decade in power. Tensions mount in Guinea as nation awaits election results ... CONAKRY, Guinea ... 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. Conakry, 24 September 2020. Deadly clashes between security forces and opposition supporters occur in Conakry after a tense presidential vote. COURTESY via Africa24. The former vote paves the way for President Alpha Condé, in power since 2010, to remain in power beyond 2020. Parliamentary elections were held in Guinea on 22 March 2020 alongside a constitutional referendum, after being postponed four times from the original date of January 2019.. This new date is being announced at a time when Guinea is experiencing mass protests after a collective of opposition parties, trade unions and … The Guinean authorities must address mounting human rights violations, including the killing of protesters, bans on peaceful assemblies and attacks on dissenting voices, which threaten to get worse ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said in a new report today. ABC News Network. Guinea President Alpha Conde won the October 18 election with 59.49 per cent of the vote, the country's electoral authority announced on Saturday. At least 70 protestors and bystanders killed since January 2015. Ten killed in Guinea’s post-election violence. Conde has sought a controversial third term. CONAKRY, GUINEA - The West African nation of Guinea is bracing for more postelection unrest after the country's Election Commission on Saturday declared full … The final results from Guinea’s highly contested double ballot on 22 March are in. In the legislative elections, the ruling Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinée (RPG) won 79 of the 114 seats in the National Assembly.. CONAKRY (Reuters) - President Alpha Conde of Guinea won the Oct. 18 election with 59.5% of the vote, according to a full preliminary tally from the election commission on Saturday. Presidential elections were held in Guinea in 2010. Alpha Condé was declared the winner, with 52.52% of the votes in the second round. Guinea Supports Morocco’s Action in Guerguerat Morocco World News 18:09 24-Nov-20 Guinea bans rallies citing virus, opposition cries foul Mail Online 13:29 23-Nov-20 Guinea’s biometrics-backed foundational identity pilot shows open-source benefits Biometric Update 18:59 20-Nov-20 His main rival, opposition politician Cellou Dalein Diallo -- who claimed victory before the publication of the results -- received 33.5 per cent of the vote, according to the electoral authority. Guinea: Appalling human rights “red flags” ahead of presidential election. Guinea's opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde's government broke out in the capital Conakry. In the past, presidential elections in Guinea have been characterised by massive frauds, boycotts, arrests and imprisonments. News|Elections. 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, after an initial date of 18 July and several other postponements. Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.