U.S. Embassy Conakry Press Statement on Guinean Elections

The U.S. Embassy commends the people of Guinea who peacefully exercised their right to vote on October 18.  We now call on all Guineans to condemn violence and exercise patience.  We call on all political actors and institutions to ensure accuracy and appropriate transparency in vote counting, tabulation and the announcement of voting results. We encourage the Independent National Electoral Commission to continue its efforts to bring about a credible electoral process and for security officials to demonstrate restraint, professionalism and respect for human rights.  All disputes should be resolved through the established institutions.

We encourage all stakeholders, no matter their political affiliation, to work together in the common interest of the Guinean people.