Delay in Guinea elections has been appreciated


By Godfrey Olukya 24-9-2013

The agreement between the government and political parties in Guinea to delay legislative elections from September 24 to September 28 has been appreciated by USA.

One of the advantages of the delay is that the time added on will be used for technical preparations for elections. It will also give ample
time for all participating parties to campaign adequately.

President Alpha Conde and the leaders of Guinea’s political parties came together in promoting an inclusive and peaceful electoral
process, one in which all parties can compete with confidence. This important decision, which was facilitated by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa Said Djinnit, is critical to electing a new parliament and continuing Guinea’s democratic transition.

A statement from USA said, ”The people of Guinea are to be commended for the competitive, peaceful and dignified manner in which they have campaigned for their political parties. The U.S. Embassy in Conakry, working with its Guinean and international partners, will continue to work for the success of the process from now until the day the new National Assembly assumes its role in Guinea’s democracy. At that point, we will turn our efforts to building the institutional capacity of Guinea’s new legislature.”


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