Entertainment Guinea: the key points of the Transition Charter unveiled by the Junte
Guinea junta defies poll pressure, rules out exile for ex-president
Guinea's ruling junta on Saturday ruled out exile for detained former president Alpha Conde and said transition towards civilian rule would be done in accordance with "the will of the people". The statement from the ruling council came in defiance of international pressure for Conde's release and a six-month timetable for elections after a coup on September 5 sparked global condemnation. It also followed the visit on Friday of a mission from ECOWAS led by two heads of state from the 15-member West African bloc.
The Charter, which will apply until the introduction of a new Guinean Constitution, was unveiled Monday night. It determines the legal framework of the transition period, the duration of which has not yet been fixed. But we now know the organs that will be put in place and the rules that govern them.
with our Special Envoy to Conakry, Sidy Yansané
The Journal of the RTG, usual relay of state communiqués, opens with an hour and a half late on Monday, September 27th. The presenter Adèle Camara begins the JT by the full reading of the transition's charter defined by the junta which spilled Alpha Condé on September 5th.
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© Cellou Binani, AFP Guineans gathered in Conakry to celebrate the return of opponents to Alpha Condé, on September 18, 2021. Four figures of the Mobilization against a third term of former President Alpha Condé received a triumphant welcome Saturday in the streets of Conakry. They now want to accompany "a democratic transition process".
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Once the basic democratic principles listed, the text unveils the institutions that will accompany the transition, namely the national committee of the rally and development (CNRD), its president, a government and a national transition council (CNT) that will serve as Parliament. The latter will be composed of 81 members, ranging from political parties to the nation's vibrant forces, including trade union, employers, youth and defense and security organizations.No member may present to the next elections
after specifying the missions and duties of the various organs, the document imposes a minimum of 30% of women in each group named in that CNT. But a measure draws all the attention: all the people participating in the transition will be forbidden for the next national and local elections, starting with the leader of the putschists and current head of state, Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. "A provision is not subject to any revision," says the text.
As promised by the CNRD, the members of the Government and the leaders of institutions in force under the deprived President Alpha Conde are excluded from the transition whose duration will be fixed by the CNT and the strong forces of the nation.
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Beavogui, who has no previous government experience, is an expert in agricultural finance and has worked for the UN.Beavogui, whose nomination was announced on Wednesday on national television, had a prestigious career with international organisations, including the United Nations, but has no national government experience – potentially distancing him from the Guinean political infighting of recent years.