CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's president has urged politicians to behave with "maturity" as they await results from the country's first legislative elections in more than a decade.
In a speech marking the 55th anniversary of Guinea's independence on Wednesday, President Alpha Conde said the results would give the country legitimate national representation in government for the first time.
After decades of military and strongman rule, Conde won Guinea's first democratic presidential election in 2010. Legislative elections were delayed for nearly two years before finally being held Saturday.
Opposition leaders have said the vote was marred by "appalling" fraud, something the government denies. Observers have criticized organizational flaws.
Provisional results were originally expected Tuesday but have been pushed back as votes continue to come in from around the country.