In Guinea, opposition parties reject junta's proposed 39-month transition timeline

By Saliou Samb and Sofia Christensen, 13 May
Flag of Guinea (photo credit: David Peterson / pixabay)
Flag of Guinea (photo credit: David Peterson / pixabay)
Guinea's main opposition parties have rejected the ruling military junta's proposed 39-month democratic transition timeline, they said in a statement [...]. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, head of the junta that took power in a coup last September, said this month it would probably take more than three years for the West African country to transition back to civilian rule. read more He told state television that after political consultations he was considering a transition of 39 months - the first time he has proposed a timeline. Three main opposition parties and over 60 of their smaller allies rejected the proposal in a joint statement and urged interim leaders to "defend democratic institutions". They said a body known as the National Transitional Council (NTC) - set up by the junta to act as parliament until elections - had not validated the timeline and called for "real" dialogue with all concerned parties, including civil society. The junta did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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