Ecowas wants new elections in Guinea within 6 months

The organization of West African countries Ecowas has called on the military junta in Guinea to hold elections within six months to bring the country back under civilian rule. In addition, the organization imposes sanctions on the people behind the coup.

The 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) met in the Ghanaian capital Accra to discuss the September 5 coup that overthrew President Alpha Condé.

“The heads of state are pushing for a very short (military) transition,” it sounds. “The transition should not last longer than six months. Elections should be organized in six months.”

In addition, Ecowas announced sanctions against the people who committed the coup. For example, their financial assets and those of their family members are frozen, and they have imposed a travel ban.

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