Guinea’s electoral commission said on Tuesday it would not consider accusations of electoral fraud by the country’s main opposition until a final tally of votes cast on September 28 was finished. “If they (the opposition parties) have results they want to contest, we don’t know anything about it,” said the commission’s top lawyer, Amadou Kebe. “Once we have the votes and they are confirmed by (the commission), only then can we deal with complaints,” Kebe said. An opposition spokesman said Monday it had “alarming reports” of votes being counted multiple times in southern Guinea, overseen by the army, and of “parallel commissions” being set up to falsify voting tallies from polling stations in the cities of Kankan and Siguiri.
But balance sheets with results from certain districts were still being transported from polling booths on Tuesday, a separate source from Guinea’s electoral commission told AFP Tuesday.
“We have not yet received all the tallies,” the source said, without providing a date for the publication of provisional results, or for final figures to be published by the Supreme Court.
Under Guinea’s election law, the supreme court has to rubberstamp the final results within 10 days of polls closing.