CONAKRY, Guinea – Early results from Guinea's presidential election show incumbent Alpha Conde with far more votes than his closest competitor and possibly enough to avoid a runoff.
The latest tallies available Saturday at the electoral commission showed Conde with 2.2 million votes, more than 1 million more than leading opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo.
More than 90 percent of votes cast Oct. 11 had been counted. Figures from Friday pointed to a turnout of around 66 percent of 6 million registered voters.
The electoral commission is expected to announce provisional results Saturday. The race will go to a runoff if Conde does not get 50 percent of the votes cast.
Diallo withdrew from the process earlier this week, alleging fraud. He was expected to make a statement at midday.