ECOWAS demands respect for the calendar set for February 2022

West African leaders maintained their demand for elections in the coming months in Guinea, the scene of a military coup in September, and a timetable for the return of civilians to power, in a statement released on Monday (December 13) Having said. Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Gathered in Nigeria on Sunday, leaders of ECOWAS member states say they are “Very concerned by the fact that more than three months after the coup, the timetable for returning to constitutional order has still not been published”, refers to this press release issued a day after the summit.

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they insist “On the need to respect the six-month deadline already fixed [par la Cédéao] to hold elections” And “To request” The document said officials have been asked to quickly submit a timetable to that effect.

They maintain the suspension of Guinea from the organs of the ECOWAS, as well as the personal sanctions imposed on members of the Junta.

Since Putin, who overthrew President Alpha Condé on 5 September, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya has been made transitional president and a government has been created, headed by a civilian, Prime Minister Mohamed Bevogui. Colonel Doumbouya has promised to return power to the citizens after the election, but declined to set a deadline. He says it will be set up in the process of being set up by a National Transitional Council (CNT) acting as a legislative body.

“Uncompressed Deadline”

As reported by the West African Organization, the new Guinean authorities have informed ECOWAS that this body will be formed by the end of December.

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“The pace of establishment of CNTs depends on promptness of all stakeholders in designating their representatives as per allotted quota”, Junta said in a statement issued Monday evening.

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However, she said that she has noticed difficulties especially associated with the plethora of candidates sent by political parties, civil society organisations, religious leaders, youth associations to sit on the CNT.

which led, “For 81” Members to constitute this body, “Ministry of Administration and Decentralization filed 706 applications”, “The necessary negotiations for the reconciliation of the various positions and the deadline for the uncompressed count do not make it possible to place any commitment regarding the establishment of the CNT before the end of the year 2021”, adds the press release.

ECOWAS welcomes the fact that the ousted president was able to return “at liberty” At home, in your press release. Alfa Condé, 83, in charge of the country for almost eleven years, was placed incommunicado for twelve weeks, until the junta allowed him to live with his wife in the suburbs of Conakry. According to the press, he is under house arrest.

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