Sun. Jan 17th, 2021

The partial results of the elections point to a victory for President Condé, but his rival proclaims himself the winner

At least nine people have died according to the Government and 16 according to the opposition in the serious clashes between protesters and security forces that began in GuineaConakry in the hours following the presidential elections held last Sunday and that continued this Thursday

Meanwhile the electoral commission CENI has published the results of 20 of the 38 constituencies in which the outgoing president Alpha Condé obtains an absolute majority in 13 of them However his rival the opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo claims to have won the global count with 53 of the votes

The postelectoral crisis that the West African country is going through continues to worsen and this Wednesday it experienced one of its most violent days with multiple clashes between police and young opposition in the streets of Conakry the capital

Of the nine deaths recognized by the Executive six died from a gunshot wound and one of them is a security agent who was lynched when he was removing a barricade in the Bambeto neighborhood

For its part the opposition speaks of 16 deaths 10 of them this Wednesday Violent incidents are also repeated in many parts of the country such as in the Coyah Kissidougou or Forest Guinea regions

This Thursday the clashes in Conakry continued and the tension has crossed the borders of GuineaConakry In the last hours there have been demonstrations of protest against the outgoing president in front of the main Guinean embassies from Dakar to Berlin passing through Paris or London where incidents have occurred

In the French capital the police have dispersed protesters with tear gas Both the Economic Commission of West African States Cedeao and the African Union AU which sent observation missions gave their approval to the voting day which took place without major incidents

Alpha Condé in power since 2010 and who is opting for a controversial third term after having reformed the Constitution to make it possible launched a message on Wednesday asking for calm and serenity through his Twitter account

Of course there will be a winner but that does not mean that democracy is threatened or that social peace becomes impossible said the president who added that if I win victory I remain open to dialogue and available to work with all Guineans

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