Guinea Opposition Postpones Decision on Whether to Seat Their Delegates Until Tomorrow, But Unveils Plans for a “Dead City” Day – 11-25, and Decides to Challenge UN in Letter to Sec-Gen Ban ki-moon
November 20, 2013
Africaguinee is reporting that the opposition asks supporters and sympathizers to observe a “ville morte” on November 25. A “dead city day” is when shops are asked to close, people are asked to stay home and no traffic on the streets. This is not a call for a demonstration, but might evolve into one. Generally, over the last few years, dead city days have not been particularly successful. The opposition best shows its strength and determination to persevere when several thousand supporters are in the streets.
In addition, the opposition has determined that it will challenge the UN, presumably for turning a blind eye to every lousy thing the government and the CENI did to steal the legislative election of September 28, and is formulating a letter to Secretary-General Ban ki-moon.
Still no decision on whether to seat its delegates or boycott the national assembly altogether. The opposition says it needs more time to consider options, but hopes to have a decision by tomorrow.
Stay tuned . . .