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Guinea: New citizens' group formed to break political logjam

L-R Cellou Dalein Diallo et Alpha CondéL-R Cellou Dalein Diallo et Alpha Condé
May 30, 2012

Political dialogue has virtually reached a dead end in Guinea Conakry over the long delay in holding parliamentary and local elections, some political activists have said.

As a means of  breaking the logjam, some citizens have formed a new movement, in order to end the political bickering in the West African nation.The Cellou Dalein Diallo-led opposition has not been on good terms with the government of President  Alpha Condé over the delayed polls and other issues since the 2010 election that brought the Guinean leader to power.

They call their group, the National Platform of the Citizens United for Development, which is calling for the collective resignation of the members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The new group believes that the resignation of the INEC members will allow the ruling party and opposition parties to start a genuine dialogue, in order to have peaceful general elections.

During a press conference held on Tuesday in Conakry, members of this platform said they were worried about a potential worsening of  Guinea’s social, political and economic situation.

The group’s Chairman, Abdourahmane Sano speaks with WADR’s Conakry Correspondent Abdourahamane Diallo.

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