Guinea military junta bars its members from contesting in the next elections

Guinea military junta bars its members from contesting in the next elections

The military junta headed by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya who seized power from President Alpha Conde has barred its members from contesting in Guinea’s next elections. The junta made this known when it announced a transitional charter on Monday, September 28.

According to the charter, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya who is the leader of the military coup makers has been confirmed as the president of Guinea. It also provides for a government that will be headed by a Prime Minister and a National Transitional Council that will temporarily act as a parliament.

Also, the National Transitional Council will determine when the next elections to return the country to civilian rule will compose of 81 members who will be drawn from the society. They will include business leaders, political parties, religious organizations, diplomats and professional organizations.

To ensure the representation of females, the council which will be headed by a President and two Vice Presidents is required to have at least 30% of its members as females.

The council will be the body to decide on the length of the period in which it will govern before an election can be held.

In order to ensure complete handover of the governance of Guinea to a civilian rule, no member of the junta will be allowed to contest in the next elections which will be decided on by the transitional council.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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