A key opposition leader in Guinea has said it is unlikely that the country’s long-delayed parliamentary elections will take place on June 30th as planned by the country’s Independent National Elections Commission (CENI). But, Sidya Toure of the Union of Republican Forces party said there has been significant progress on some of the key areas of disagreement during talks mediated by Ambassador Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa. Toure said it could be another month or two before the long-delayed parliamentary elections are held.
“We are in negotiations, and I think we have a new chronogram in the next two, three days. But, I think we have to postpone this one because nothing is ready on the ground, and we agreed that we have to discuss a new calendar for the election,” he said.
Toure said negotiations continue on a possible new date for the elections, perhaps within a month or two.
“We don’t have any date on mind. The only thing we have on our minds is to be sure that we go through all votes. But, I hope and I think it would be in two months,” Toure said.