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The West African regional group Ecowas on Sunday welcomed the publication of provisional results of Guinea's legislative vote last month which gave a majority of seats to the ruling party.
“The Ecowas Commission takes note with satisfaction of the release of the provisional results of the 28 September legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea,” the Economic Community of West African States said in a statement issued in the Nigerian capital.
“The conclusion of these elections marks the conclusion of the transitional process facilitated by Ecowas and the rest of the international community,” it said.
Ecowas congratulated President Alpha Conde and the people of Guinea for the political will and determination to restore full constitutional order in the country, the statement said.
The ruling Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) party headed by Conde, who became the country's first democratically elected president in 2010, won 53 seats in the National Assembly and its small party allies won seven, the electoral commission said late on Friday.
The opposition parties, which won a total of 53 seats in the vote, called the official results “unrealistic”, and vowed to challenge the results in the Supreme Court, which must separately ratify the provisional results. - Sapa-AFP