CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea's opposition is threatening court action over the makeup of the country's election commission, whose new members were appointed via a presidential decree this week.
The nation's opposition coalition said Tuesday that if the list is not changed, it will file a lawsuit, further complicating an already drawn-out fight which has made it impossible for Guinea to hold legislative elections. Disagreements over arcane details of the electoral process have spilled over into violent protests, paralyzing Guinea's capital, Conakry, numerous times this year.
The 25-seat electoral body consists of 10 members from the ruling party, 10 from the opposition, three from civil society and two from the administration.
Opposition spokesman Aboubacar Sylla said that of the 10 seats reserved for the opposition, only nine people named were in fact opposition members.