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Al Jazeera 18 Oct 2020

President Conde seeks third term as Guinea goes to the polls


Almost 5.5 million registered voters can vote at roughly 15,000 polling stations. Results are expected within 24 hours after voting closes at 18:00 GMT.
A candidate needs to secure more than 50 percent of the vote to win.
Twelve candidates will be vying for the highest office, but only the incumbent, Alpha Conde, and Cellou Dalein Diallo, 68, the leader of main opposition party Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), are said to be in with a chance of victory.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports.

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59 percent of the vote.
His supporters cheered at the announcement, as Guinea's army shut down demonstrations against the result.
Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.
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Guinea's army has been deployed to curb demonstrations after preliminary results showed President Alpha Conde winning a controversial third term.
At least 26 people have been killed in unrest since Sunday's election.
Now, phone lines and internet connections have been cut.
Al Jazeera's Cara Legg reports.

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