Guinea Junta Bars Members From Next Elections

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Guinea’s military junta has barred its members from running in the next elections that will mark a return to civilian rule, An elite military unit headed by Col Doumbouya seized power on 5 September, accusing the government of mismanagement and corruption.

Military junta announced after a transitional charter that confirmed military leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya Guinea’s military junta as the president following the coup earlier this month.

According to him, the charter also provides government led by a civilian prime minister and a transitional national council will act temporarily as a parliament, adding that junta has been holding talks in recent weeks with people from all walks of life to build a consensus on the country’s future including a time frame for a return to civilian rule.

The council will have 81 members drawn from the society, including business leaders, political parties, religious, diplomats and professional organizations at least 30% of the council members must be female, and will include a president and two vice-presidents.

He noted that The council will decide on the length of the period in which it will govern before an election can be held to usher in a democratic government.

An elite military unit headed by Col Doumbouya seized power on 5 September, accusing the government of mismanagement and corruption.

Edited by Tola Oguneye

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