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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 …

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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 …

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Guineans set to vote in tense presidential election

Voters in Guinea will head to the polls on Sunday to elect the country’s next president, in a tense election that comes after months of deadly unrest. President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term after pushing through a revamped constitution earlier this year that critics denounced as a …

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Guinea election: More protests planned against a Conde third term

Guinea opposition leaders are warning that more violence could erupt in the lead-up to the October election. Protests against President Alpha Conde’s bid for a third term are expected to continue. Security forces are on high alert and the country’s border with Senegal has been closed. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque …

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