July 20, 2018

Guinea opposition call for election cancellation

Guinea opposition call for election cancellation

The country’s opposition candidates said Monday that they will not recognize provisional results for Guinea’s presidential election, citing fraud, a move the government criticized as systematic.

‘‘The Guinean opposition will not recognize the outcome of the poll. We call for outright cancellation of this election,’’ main opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo said at a press conference alongside six other candidates who are running against President Alpha Conde.

Diallo said there were flagrant violations of the laws. He said ballot boxes were stuffed and voters intimidated. Another opposition candidate, Lansana Kouyate, said some of his supporters were prevented from voting. Faya Millimono accused ministers of distributing money to voters, calling it a setback to democracy. Read more


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