Ten members of Guinea’s electoral commission are voicing concerns about a new plan to hold legislative elections in May. Their letter issued this week is the latest sign of rising tensions among the 25-member electoral commission, including a previous dispute that erupted into violent street protests. The commission is tasked with organizing legislative elections in Guinea, a West African country that has not had a functioning parliament for four years.
The electoral commission president wants to hold the legislative poll on May 12 but 10 members of the committee say he’s making a unilateral decision. The opposition already has criticized the composition of the electoral panel and the use of a South African firm to help organize the vote.