In Summary
  • Local elections should have been held in February under an agreement reached in October 2016.
  • Despite opposition demonstrations demanding President Alpha Condé respect the agreement, the election timetable has slipped.
  • The opposition spokesman also highlighted "uncertainties linked to the financing" of the vote.

CONAKRY

Local elections in Guinea, expected since 2005, will not take place before the end of the year, an opposition party spokesman said Monday, a month after demonstrations calling for polls.

Opposition spokesman Aboubacar Sylla said the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) had announced the delay at a meeting called to resolve the issue.

The CENI's timetable "provides for a 120-day deadline from a date to be determined (...) which brings us to 2018," he added.

Local elections should have been held in February under an agreement reached in October 2016 between the government, opposition, civil society and international partners in Guinea.

DEMOS

But since then, despite opposition demonstrations demanding President Alpha Condé respect the agreement, the election timetable has slipped.

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