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President Alpha Condé – Picture by US State Department

Saturday, 7 November 2020, Conakry, Republic of Guinea: Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of incumbent head of state, Alpha Condé, who garnered 59,50% of the popular vote in the presidential election held on 18 October. In accordance to the decision President Alpha Condé shall be sworn in for a third mandate in a row. 

Professor Condé (born 4 mars 1938 in Boké) is in power since December 2010, and holds the headship of state under the support of the Party for the Guinean People. He is merely the fourth president of Guinea, and the only one elected by popular ballot since the country gained independence from France in 1958. Previous to holding the presidential office he was a professor in public law at Sorbonne University in Paris. 

The President of Guinea is the country’s head of state, head of the executive branch of government as well as commander of the Armed Forces. He resides at Sekhoutoureah Presidential Palace based in Conakry. 

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