Alpha Condé Biography
Alpha Condé is a Guinean politician who served as the fourth president of Guinea from 2010 to 2021. He spent decades in opposition to a succession of regimes in Guinea, unsuccessfully running against President Lansana Conté in the 1993 and 1998 presidential elections and leading the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG), an opposition party.
Standing again in the 2010 presidential election, Condé was elected president in a second round of voting. Upon his election, he said he would strengthen Guinea as a democracy and fight corruption.
When Condé took office in December 2010, Alpha became the first freely elected president in the country’s history. He was reelected in 2015 with about 58% of the vote, and again in 2020 with 59.5% after a constitutional referendum which allowed Condé to “reset” his term limit and seek two more terms.
On 30 January 2017, Condé succeeded Chad’s Idriss Déby as head of the African Union. He was succeeded by Rwandan President Paul Kagame on 28 January 2018. On 5 September 2021, the Guinea Armed Forces arrested Condé and overthrew him.
Alpha Condé Age
Alpha Condé was born on 4 March 1938, in Boke, Guinea. He is 84 years old.
Alpha Condé Height
Conde stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Alpha Condé Family
Alpha was born and raised by his caring parents Mohamed Condé and Saran Camara in Boke, Guinea.
Alpha Condé Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Djene Kaba Condé. The couple is blessed with one child Alpha Mohammed Condé.
Alpha Condé Net Worth
Conde has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million.
Alpha Condé Career
Condé won 18 percent of the vote in Guinea’s first multiparty presidential election, held on 19 December 1993. Lansana Conté, who had been president since a 1984 coup d’état, won the election with 51.7 percent of the vote.
His supporters alleged fraud in this election after the Supreme Court nullified results in the Kankan and Siguiri prefectures, where Condé had received more than 60 percent of the vote.
His supporters retorted with intimidation, ballot stuffing, and violence in the Kankan and Siguiri prefectures resulting in the Supreme Court nullifying the results in those prefectures. In the 1998 presidential election, Condé ran again and received 17.6 percent of the vote, placing third behind Conté (56.1 percent) and Mamadou Boye Bâ (24.6 percent).