In a statement released on Wednesday, the opposition alliance chairman, Abel Goumba, said the group would vigorously oppose any attempt to reinstate Patasse as president, and that it would support all steps taken to manage a transitional period. Goumba, who was received by Bozize on Tuesday, told IRIN that the alliance was ready to take part in a national transitional council, in which former heads of state would participate as honorary members. "The council will act as a law-making body," he said.
Bozize's coup has been condemned by several international institutions, such as the African Union and the UN, and also by a number of heads of state.
The opposition alliance has urged the people to turn out in force for a peaceful demonstration soon to be organised as a sign of support for Bozize.
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