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Conte declared first round winner of presidential poll

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The plane was reported to have crashed last week at Kamina military base, in central Katanga Province (IRIN)

President Lansana Conte won a new five-year term in Monday’s elections according to official figures released by the interior ministry yesterday (Thursday). The ministry said Conte won 56.12 percent of the vote with Mamadou Ba, leader of the Union pour le progres et le renouveau (UPR), taking 24.63 percent. Alpha Conde, leader of the Rassemblement du peuple de Guinee (RPG) came third with 16.58 percent. The opposition has accused the government of rigging the vote and warned of trouble. Conde has been in custody since being detained on Tuesday near the border with Ivory Coast.

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