Mamadi Doumbouya will not be a candidate in any electoral event; soldiers belong to the barracks and he will return as such

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Earlier this month the leader of the 5 September coup, Mamady Doumbouya, shrugged off asset freezes and travel bans imposed by the ECOWAS regional bloc, aimed at pressuring a swift transition to constitutional rule.

It then gave orders that announced on Monday that its members are barred from standing in the next national or local elections, and that it will agree on the length of transition to elections with an 81-member Conseil national de transition (the National Transitional Council, or TNC).

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The president of the transition, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya as well as the members of the CNRD can not apply either for the national elections, or for the local elections which will be organized to mark the end of the transition.

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This is specified in Article 46 of the Transition Charter unveiled on Monday, September 27, 2021. The same article emphasizes that this provision is not subject to revision.

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya

The same goes for the Prime Minister of the transitional government and members of his team. Article 55 of the Transition Charter reads: “Prime Minister and members of the government may not stand as candidates in either national or local elections which will be organized to mark the end of the transition. This provision is not subject to revision “.

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Members of the National Transitional Council are also barred from running for local and national elections that will be held to mark the end of the transition. This provision is not subject to revision. This is stated in Article 65 of the Transition Charter.

Source: cbgist.com

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