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Guinea
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Republic of Guinea Presidential December 14, 1998
At stake in this election:
  • The office of the president of Guinea
Description of government structure:
  • The president is directly elected by absolute majority vote for a five-year term.
  • A second round is required if no candidate wins more than 50% of the votes cast in the first round.
Results of the election for president:
  • Presidential Candidate: Lansana CONTE
    Party: Party of Unity and Progress (PUP)
    Valid Votes Received: 1,455,007
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 56.12%

  • Presidential Candidate: Mamadou Boye BA
    Party: Union for Progress and Renewal (UPR)
    Valid Votes Received: 638,563
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 24.63%

  • Presidential Candidate: Alpha CONDE
    Party: Rally of the Guinean People (RPG)
    Valid Votes Received: 429,770
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 16.58%

  • Presidential Candidate: Jean-Marie DORE
    Party: Union for Progress of Guinea (UPG)
    Valid Votes Received: 44,746
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 1.73%

  • Presidential Candidate: Charles-Pascal TOLNOT
    Party: Guinean People's Party (PPG)
    Valid Votes Received: 24,771
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 0.96%
When was the last presidential election?
  • Last presidential election held: December 19, 1993
  • In this election, Lansana CONTE received 51.70% of the vote and thus defeated Alpha CONDE, his closest competitor with 19.55% of the vote.
Population and number of registered voters:
  • Population: 7,405,375 (July 1997 estimate)
  • Number of registered voters: 3,796,293
Of Interest:
  • The December 1998 poll was Guinea's second multi-party presidential election.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information: IFES ElectionGuide Online









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