Polls close in Guinea’s tense presidential election

Votes are being counted in Guinea’s presidential election, following months of deadly unrest and a campaign marred by violence.
The poll appears to have been largely peaceful but dozens of opposition supporters say they had trouble casting their ballots.
At the age of 82, President Alpha Conde amended the constitution allowing him to run for a third mandate, despite widespread protests.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports.

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Votes are being counted in Guinea’s presidential election, following months of deadly unrest and a campaign marred by violence.
The poll appears to have been largely peaceful but dozens of opposition supporters say they had trouble casting their ballots.
At the age of 82, President Alpha Conde amended the constitution allowing him to run for a third mandate, despite widespread protests.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports.

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12 thoughts on “Polls close in Guinea’s tense presidential election

  1. Oumou Jallow Reply

    CELLOU 💪

    • Sheku Daboh Reply

      thinking or dreaming of it?

  2. Ahmed Deedat Jalloh Reply

    The people have voted for change

    • welshdragon2008 Reply

      Change? LOL. It will just be another stupid corrupt leader, whoever they vote for.
      And nothing will ever change in Guinea. It will always be a backwards society subservient society, always looking up to more prosperous Countries like Ghana.

  3. Africans Network Reply

    Alpha Conde needs to leave. What’s wrong with Africa. Liberia says, no to Alpha Conde. We need peace

  4. Sam Kolokollie Reply

    The constitution of any nation is the golden rule that Mr. X should rule in that confine.
    However, why amended the constitution of Guinea president Alpha conde? I believed he wants to die in power.
    President Alpha Conde you are destroying the people of Guinea…….

  5. Sam Kolokollie Reply

    Not an election rather a selection.
    President Alpha Conde has already won.
    As long he succeeded to changed the presidential terms from two to three meaning has succeeded as president for the third times.

    • Bailor Barrie Reply

      Alpha Condeh is forcing himself on the Guineans. Can’t you see ?
      Why can’t he give way to other opponents so that they too can play their own part. Those days are gone when politicians stay in power for life. Let for get about tribalism and face the fact here.
      I was born and raised up in Sierra Leone ( l still live in Sierra Leone) If you look at the road from Sierra Leone ( Pamalap) to Guinea, you will be ambarass with Alpha Condeh’s gorverment. The past government of Sierra Leone under the leadership of Dr. Anest Bai Koroma constructed the road from Freetown to Pamalap. This is what we called a good leader and not the type of leadership of the so called Alpha Condeh. He goes on killing people like nobody’s business.

  6. Ibrahim Ibrahim Reply

    Mr Diallo is already saying he wins if there’s no fraud. In fact it would be a miracle if Mr Diallo wins. So let’s get ready for serious or even violent contestations and eventually repression

  7. Steven Baksh Reply

    Haha this is child’s play compared to Guyana recent elections

  8. Yaya Kane Reply

    Cellou dalein diallo win the election

  9. Bailor Barrie Reply

    Alpha Condeh 10 yrs in power brings no benefit to Guinea but killing innocent lives just for his selfish interest.
    When will Africa leaders have sense of reasoning.

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