Guinea’s Supreme Court denies any election fraud

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Guinea’s Supreme Court has upheld September’s election results which saw President Alpha Conde’s RPG (Rally of the Guinean People) party win the most seats.

Opposition parties have tried to annul the vote, alleging fraud. International observers said the election in the West African nation was marred by irregularities.

The ruling means the RPG won 53 seats, which falls short of an absolute majority in the 114-seat parliament.

“None of the complaints were supported with the necessary proof,” said Supreme Court President Mamadou Sylla.

President Conde’s main rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo, and his UFDG party won 37 seats while former Prime Minister Sidya Toure’s UFR secured 10 seats.

The remainder of seats were shared by 12 smaller parties and a period of coalition building is now expected.

A spokesman for an umbrella group of opposition parties said they were disappointed by the court’s ruling but would hold talks before announcing their next step.

The election was to replace a transitional government that has run the nation since military rule ended in 2010.

President Alpha Conde:

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