United States Concerns Over Electoral Process In Guinea

United States Concerns on Electoral Process In Guinea

United States anxiety Over Electoral Process In Guinea

The United States is concerned about the Guinea government's plan to hold a legislative election and constitutional referendum on March first. United states question whether this process will be free, fair and transparent and will properly reflect the will of all qualified voters. We urge all sides to engage in non-violent civic dialogue. Guinea's government should implement UN recommendations for voter lists and uphold its commitment to an inclusive national consultation on the new constitution. Violence, repression and political intimidation have no place in democracy. We want all protesters, regardless of political affiliation, to refrain from violence. We urge the security forces to respect the rights of all citizens to participate in peaceful protests. We also demand the Government of Guinea to fully investigate all deaths, related to the demonstrations and to make public the results of these investigations. As I conveyed to President Conde during my visit to Washington in September 2019, The United States strongly supports regular, democratic transitions of power. The United states is committed to working with all Guinnesses to strengthen their democratic system for peace, prosperity and partnership in the coming years.