Guinea opposition calls for vote delay

Sunday 22nd September, 2013 on eNCA

File: The Guinean opposition said on Saturday that elections set for next week cannot go forward. CONAKRY - The Guinean opposition said on Saturday that elections set for next week cannot go forward, citing anomalies in preparations for the vote in the west African nation. "We are working towards it, but as far as the opposition is concerned, it is impossible for the elections to be held (Tuesday) in these conditions," Toure, a former prime minister, told reporters.

We are working towards it, but as far as the opposition is concerned, it is impossible for the elections to be held (Tuesday) in these conditions,

We are working towards it, but as far as the opposition is concerned, it is impossible for the elections to be held (Tuesday) in these conditions. Participants include members of a committee that is monitoring a UN-mediated July 3 accord between the ruling party and the opposition setting terms for the vote.

Imperfections can be improved up to the morning of the polls,

An official of the opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea suggested the legislative polls be postponed to October 6 or 13. But an official of the ruling Rally of the People of Guinea said earlier that the party would reject any delay.

"Imperfections can be improved up to the morning of the polls," said the official, Moustapha Naite.

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