the political class was cautious after the first discussions

It is a terrible demand from the Guinean political class: to finally be associated with the transition process. Since the coup in September, many parties have felt neglected. The Minister of Territorial Administration therefore received them all this week to define the conditions for a future framework for permanent dialogue. And while some welcome a spirit of openness, the approach has not made it possible to evacuate all doubts.

as reported from Conakry,Matthias Raynal

There is still confusion among political actors. The long-awaited dialogue can include civil society and trade unions. The parties are divided: “We need a limited framework where we will really have political parties, civil society if possible”, says Fodé Baldé, communications manager for the Union of Republican Forces (UFR). The exchanges must primarily concern the political class and the CNRD, he emphasizes. However, there is no question of getting lost in endless exchanges, according to Aliou Condé, Secretary General of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG).

“There are many activities to develop that take time. That’s why we believe in getting to work quickly and not wasting too much time on meaningless discussions. We must go very quickly to the subject in the subjects and obtain working documents, in order to be able to make the transition within a reasonable time. »

One week ago, 58 political parties signed a joint statement asking them to be more involved in the transition. They now want one of Guinea’s partners, ECOWAS for example, to be able to take part in the dialogue. “A facilitator will make it possible to harmonize the positions,” argues Fodé Baldé, so that we come out with conclusions that will be respected by all stakeholders. »

As a reminder, in November last year, the President of the Transition had refused the appointment of a special envoy from ECOWAS for Guinea.

According to an official from the Ministry of Territorial Administration, consultations will continue early next week. Some political parties have not yet been received and civil society still needs to be consulted.

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