Conde likely to win fresh term as Guinea president: Election results

A woman from Guinea casts her ballot in the presidential elections in Conakry, Guinea on Oct 11,2015. Guineans head to the polls to elect a president in only the second democratic presidential election since independence in 1958.
A woman from Guinea casts her ballot in the presidential elections in Conakry, Guinea on Oct 11,2015. Guineans head to the polls to elect a president in only the second democratic presidential election since independence in 1958. PHOTO: EPA

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinean President Alpha Conde is likely to win another term in office after the first round of voting in the country's presidential election, results from the National Electoral Commission showed on Thursday.

With around 80 per cent of the vote counted after Sunday's election in the West African state, Conde has more than 55 per cent, the results showed. To avoid a second round, a candidate must gain more than 50 per cent of the vote in the first round.