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Guinea Junta release details of transition to democracy

Guinea’s junta has released details of plan to return the country back to democracy. The plan involve a transition government to be led by the President.

 

In the information made available by the National Council of Rally and Development (CNRD). The President will work with an 81-member Transitional National Council to determine the length of the transition period (TNC). And none of the members ofbthe transition government will be allowed to run in the upcoming national or municipal elections.

 

 

The ECOWAS bloc had demanded a six-month transition in Guinea, according to Reuters earlier this month. According to junta spokesman Amara Camara, Doumbouya responded by telling the group that the Guinean people’s will should be respected.

 

Mamady Doumbouya also dismissed asset freezes and travel bans imposed by the ECOWAS regional bloc in order to compel a speedy transition to constitutional governance.

The junta met with public personalities and business executives over the last two weeks to sketch out a transitional government framework.

According to the transition charter, Doumbouya would be president, with a civilian prime minister and cabinet, none of whom can run for office in the polls, according to a junta spokesperson on state television.

 

The junta’s spokesperson said the TNC must have at least 30% female members and will have a president and two vice presidents, none of whom will be able to run for office in the forthcoming elections.

 

Media sources in Guinea earlier today reported that the National Council of Rally and Development (CNRD) had revealed the details of the transition charter, meant to serve as a guide for the restoration of constitutional order following the September 5 coup that toppled former President Alpha Condé’s dictatorship.

 

The charter’s primary points include:

The CNRD, the President, the Government, and the National Council for Transition are the four (4) groups that will lead the transition (CNT)

 

To lead and coordinate government activities, the president will designate a civilian prime minister.

 

On the prime minister’s recommendation, the president will designate members of the cabinet.

 

No member of the administration is allowed to run in the local and national elections that will signal the end of the transition.

 

The CNT will work as a consultative parliament, drafting a new constitution while keeping an eye on government actions.

 

The CNT will be made up of all aspects of society, including political parties, employers, the press, unions, civil society, the disabled, and the wise, with at least 30% of women; the transition’s duration will be determined by mutual agreement between the forces of life and the CNRD.

 

In an interview on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Choguel Kokalla Maiga hinted at this. According to AFP, Maiga added, “At the conclusion, we’ll announce a more specific agenda.”

He said the presidential and legislative elections may be delayed for “two weeks, two months, a few months” and that a decision will be made in October after a meeting of a national forum.

 

Since 2018, when ECOWAS failed to denounce Conde for seeking a third term in power despite a law requiring presidents to stand down after two terms, the bloc’s reputation in Guinea has been eroded.

 

the National Council of Rally and Development (CNRD) had revealed the details of the transition charter, meant to serve as a guide for the restoration of constitutional order following the September 5 coup that toppled former President Alpha Condé’s dictatorship.

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