Dec. 14, 1998 Held


Republic of Guinea

Election for Guinean Presidency


Cast Votes:2,656,113
Valid Votes:2,593,021
Invalid Votes:63,092


Lansana CONTE1,455,007


Mamadou Boye BA638,563


Alpha CONDE429,770


Jean-Marie DORE44,746


Charles-Pascal TOLNOT24,771


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Guinea

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lansana CONTE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sidya TOURE
  • Assembly: Guinea has a unicameral People's National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale Populaire) with 114 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the People's National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale Populaire) 114 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Lansana CONTE
    • Party: Party of Unity and Progress (PUP)
  • Mamadou Boye BA
    • Party: Union for Progress and Renewal (UPR)
  • Alpha CONDE
    • Party: Rally of the Guinean People (RPG)
  • Jean-Marie DORE
    • Party: Union for Progress of Guinea (UPG)
  • Charles-Pascal TOLNOT
    • Party: Guinean People's Party (PPG)

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on December 19, 1993. In this election, Lansana CONTE received 51.70% of the vote and thus defeated Alpha CONDE, his closest competitor with 19.55% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,497,582 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 3,719,197 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,237,215 (1998)

·         Is Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 August 1982)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 1995 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 182 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Guinea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (16 May 2007)

·         Has Guinea ratified CRPD: Yes (8 February 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,274,637 (est.)