The international mediator charged with trying to find a solution to the impasse which has prevented Guinea from holding legislative elections announced over the weekend that the country's opposition will agree to go to the poll if a list of conditions is met.

Said Djinnit, the special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, said Sunday that the opposition is setting 10 conditions in order to accept participating in the election.

Among them is that the families of those who died in recent protests be compensated, and that an investigation is carried out into their deaths. They are also asking that the country's territorial administration remain neutral in the vote; that they re-open the electoral list for possible revisions and that two independent experts be allowed to review the electoral list.