President Alpha Condé takes his third term despite long-running controversy
Security forces during a demonstration by the Guinean opposition Front for the Defence of the Constitution. Image by Aboubacarkhoraa, taken from Wikimedia, used under the licence CC BY-SA 4.0 On December 15, 2020, Guinean President Alpha Condé was sworn in for a third term following his victory in the presidential elections held on October 18. The third term was permitted following a referendum held on March 22, 2020, at the same time as legislative elections. In power since 2010, Alpha Condé should have left the presidency in 2020, in accordance with the Guinean constitution, which allows onl...