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Opposition Plans New Wave of Marches Over CENI’s Kick-off of Electoral Roll Revision, Plus Opposition Sets Conditions for Return to “Dialogue”

March 12, 2013

GUINEA 20-09-12 PROTEST

CENI – ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION

In spite of the opposition’s demand that CENI activities be brought to a halt, today, the CENI began the revision of the electoral roll. Because of the unilateral approach taken by CENI president, Bakary Fofana, in making major decisions without adequate discussion by all CENI members, the opposition does not trust any of the work done in the name of the CENI.

Of particular concern is the revision of the electoral roll which is the part of the electoral process most susceptible to fraud.

Late today, a spokesperson for Conde confirmed that he is in agreement with the CENI starting its electoral roll revision.

The opposition said that if the electoral roll revision proceeds, it will hit the streets in protest.

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RETURN TO POLITICAL DIALOGUE

The opposition knows, one way or another, it must keep a finger in the dialogue process for appearance sake. Following are the conditions which must be met by the government if the opposition is to continue participating in the Dialogue.

Most of the conditions are of a long-standing nature, but some apply to issues associated with the February 27 opposition march.

Both the government and the opposition know that these conditions will never be met, but it can be used as a tool to stay far, far away from those “a waste of time” dialogue meetings, of which the opposition spokesman, Aboubacar Sylla, spoke.

FROM AFRICAGUINEE.COM

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ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND PROGRESS (ADP)

COLLECTIVE PARTY POLICY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANSITION (Collectif)

REPUBLICANS CLUB (CDR)

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THE COLLECTIVE OF POLITICAL PARTIES FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANSITION

ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND PROGRESS (ADP)

REPUBLICANS CLUB (CDR)

Conakry, March 11th, 2013

To the Minister of Administration

Planning and Decentralization

Conakry

Subject: National Policy Dialogue

Mr. Minister,

We acknowledge receipt of your letters dated 08 and 10 March by

which we suggest you to submit our proposals under

consultation and consider discussions on pre-issued by our

political parties gathered in the ADP, the Collective and CDR.

To this end, we remind you that during the conciliation meeting

under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Thursday, March 7 at the Palais 20,134

the people, our spokesperson presented the issues that the opposition would

see first settled before opening any frank and structured. He has

also presented the claims should be the main menu

political dialogue vainly sought for nearly two years by the class

policy

Residual claims of the opposition to bring key issues

following:

Recruitment through a transparent process of a new operator

Technical responsible for updating the electoral File;

The confirmation vote Guineans Abroad

It is obvious that these questions involve more of a hand in opposition

is indispensable conditions of transparency and credibility of elections and

other hand, the power represented in this case by the party-RPG Arc-en-ciel and

Government is the emanation.


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ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND PROGRESS (ADP)

COLLECTIVE PARTY POLICY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANSITION (Collectif)

REPUBLICANS CLUB (CDR)

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Therefore, to make the dialogue easier and allow examination serene

of issues on the agenda, we propose the establishment of a framework

limited consultation, composed as follows:

The joint delegation of the Government and ruling party

The opposition delegation

The facilitator

The number of both delegations could be between five and ten

members.

Our preference is in favor of choosing a jointly proposed by the facilitator

international community represented by an international institution like the

ECOWAS, the African Union, the UN and the OIF, the experience has indeed shown that

is particularly difficult to implement in the context of mistrust current

national mediation whose neutrality and competence would prove to

eyes of the two conflicting parties.

We previously reported as the cessation of activities of INEC and

usually freeze electoral process until the conclusion of this

dialogue. This provision was applied in the Inclusive Political Dialogue

held from December 2011 to February 2012. Indeed, the main purpose of Dialogue

projected on the electoral process, it would be consistent and appropriate for

activities related to the implementation of “A timetable” rejected elsewhere by

the opposition is suspended because may be modified by

results of the consultation envisaged.

We would also like to recall to your attention the questions

following we intend to address at the outset, from the effective implementation

dialogue framework:

The unconditional release of our activists and supporters held

Following the organization of our peaceful march on 27 February 2013;

Support for the medical care of many victims of

violence admitted to hospital;

The prosecution proceedings against those responsible for

killings and violence activists and supporters of the opposition

during peaceful demonstrations;

The judgment of the judicial harassment of opposition political leaders.


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ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND PROGRESS (ADP)

COLLECTIVE PARTY POLICY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANSITION (Collectif)

REPUBLICANS CLUB (CDR)

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We hope that these conditions will take your membership and facilitate

immediate opening discussions expected by the whole community

national and international fervently hope it finally ended

happy political transition carrier of germs and serious disorders

conflicts.

Assuring you of our commitment to participate constructively in all

sincere dialogue aimed at creating better conditions for effective time and

transparency for future elections, please accept, Mr.

Minister to express our greetings.

For ADP, the Collective of Political Parties

For Completing the Transition and CDR

The Spokesman

CC: Prime Minister

ABOUBACAR SYLLA

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