Conde declares ‘a new era’ in Guinea


Conakry, Guinea (CNN) — Alpha Conde said Monday in a speech to supporters at his home that his victory in last week’s presidential runoff will result in “a new era” for Guinea.

“Tonight marks a new era for our country, the hour of change that millions of Guineans have strived for years to achieve,” he said in a victory speech in the Mafonco neighborhood of Conakry.

He delivered the speech shortly after the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission declared he was the victor in last week’s tightly contested presidential election, the first in the West African republic’s 52-year history.

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