Statement by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis on Guinea’s Elections

October 18, 2020

Wishing all Guineans a peaceful  election day! It is ultimately up to the Guinean people to decide the future of their country, which should be done through a consultative, free, fair, transparent and peaceful electoral process during and after election day.

The rule of law, free and fair elections, and freedom of expression are at the heart of a functioning democracy. Adherence to these democracy norms include ensuring the safety of all contestations, and the absolute impartiality of the authorities in charge of managing the elections.