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Presidential and General Elections Open to Doubt
Konaté kept his word in the June 2010 race. The first round of the election was inconclusive, and former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo faced opposition leader Alpha Condé in the run-off vote. Condé, a professor and opposition leader who has spent much of his life in exile in France, prevailed in the November run-off, taking 52.5% of the vote.
Originally supposed to take place within six months of the presidential election, Guinea's first general election since 2002 finally took place in Oct. 2013—three years late. President Alpha Conde's Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) party won 53 out of 114 seats in the national assembly, which is a slim working majority. International observers reported "breaches and irregularities" in the vote.