Guinea’s Alpha Conde leads contested poll as nine die in protests
Clashes erupt after Russia-backed Conde's rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo, declares early victory
Conakry — Guinean President Alpha Conde led the vote count in half of the nation’s 38 districts on Thursday amid clashes between opposition supporters and security forces that have left at least nine people dead.
Conde garnered the most ballots in 14 areas, while opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo obtained a majority in six, Kabinet Cisse, the head of the electoral commission, said on state television late on Wednesday. Election officials expect to complete the count in the remaining districts by the end of the week...