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Lansana Conté

Lansana Conté (born 1930s) is the president of Guinea. He seized power in 1984 (succeeding Ahmed Sékou Touré) and has led the country since. In 2001 he won an election to let him stay in power after 2003. He is widely seen as a strongman. In December 2003 he won the presidential election with 95.6% of the vote.