Guinea begins political dialogue between military junta, opposition and civil society in the transition process

Guinea begins political dialogue between military junta, opposition and civil society in the transition process

June 28. (EUROPA PRESS) –

Guinea began this Monday the first day of the political dialogue process between the military junta, the opposition and civil society, on the sidelines of the transition process opened after the September 2021 coup that ousted former President Alpha Condé.

“The Government counts on the good faith of all the participants in this consultation. No internal contribution, no external contribution will be too much for our country to acquire, at the end of our transition, strong democratic institutions adapted to our socio-cultural realities,” he declared. the transitional prime minister to Mohamed Béavogui, as reported by the Guinée Matin portal.

Thus, Béavogui has emphasized that “the dialogue should make it possible to harmonize opinions on the content of the transition, and agree on the approaches for the implementation of this transition.”

Likewise, the prime minister has asked all the actors to have a constructive and committed spirit, putting the national interest before any other consideration.

Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, commander of the Guinean Special Forces, along with 500 men, staged a coup in the African country on September 5, 2021. The military entered the Sékhoutouréya Palace and captured then-president Alpha Condé , thus ending eleven years of regime.

The riot took place after months of political crisis in the country due to Condé’s decision to modify the Constitution to run for a third term and his victory in the 2020 presidential elections, in which the rest of the candidates, including the opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, denounced fraud.

The National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD), the body constituted by the Guinean coup military, announced on April 23 the release of the country’s former president Alpha Condé, held since the September 5 military coup.

Condé is now awaiting a judicial process, along with 26 of his former officials, for excessive use of force, repression, kidnappings, rapes and attacks perpetrated against the civilian population during his mandate.

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