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Guinean Army Promises to Hand Over Power to Civilians

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Guinea’s West African military junta has unveiled a “draft” that it says will be used to return power to civilians.

The agency’s statement, read on state television on Monday, described a number of tasks, including drafting a new constitution, and holding elections in a fair and transparent manner, although he did not specify a timeline. hand over power.

On September 5, forces under the command of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya arrested 83-year-old President Alpha Conde and overthrew his government.

Guinea’s ambassador to the United Nations told the General Assembly that the country’s electoral system would be amended and a new constitution written before the new election.

The 81-member CNT governing body, composed of 81 members selected from political parties, civil society, trade unions, employers, security forces and other agencies, will be tasked with drafting the new constitution. the constitution of the country.