The independent electoral commission says former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo garnered about nearly 40% of votes in Sunday's historic poll, well short of the simple majority needed to avoid a run-off.
Longtime opposition politician Alpha Conde won just over 20%, while another ex-premier, Sidya Toure came in third place with close to 16% of the vote.
If confirmed by the Supreme Court, the result would mean Diallo faces Conde in a second round July 18.
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