Guinea: Jean-Marie Dore’s dangerous game
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Guinean Prime Minister, Jean-Marie Dore, whose proposal to amend the electoral law for the second round of the presidential election on September 19 that had raised concerns, might be changing tactics to conceal his political moves to extend the transition.
Jean-Marie Dore explained that "by illiteracy or bad faith, ignorance of social facts, political or legal developments, we believe that people whom we thought smart are starting to say all kind of things."
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Jean-Marie Dore has openly violated the Memorandum of Understanding for peaceful elections in Guinea, signed in Ouagadougou by the mediator in the crisis, President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso, and candidates Cellou Dalein Diallo and Alpha Condé. The violation is due to the fact that he held a meeting with Upper Guinea dignitaries for the candidate Alpha Condé’s cause. The dignitaries had threatened to withdraw Mandingo Regions from the polls if appropriate measures were not taken.
This type of maneuvers does nothing but heat up things just days before the proposed second round of the elections.