Guinea junta names opposition choice as PM

Guinea's military junta has named opposition politician Jean-Marie Dore as prime minister.

Guinea junta names opposition choice as PM
Guinea's military junta has named opposition politician Jean-Marie Dore as prime minister of a transition government charged with restoring civilian rule, a source close to the junta said on Tuesday.

Dore, head of the Union for the Progress of Guinea, will head a government with the task of leading the west African country towards its first democratic elections since Moussa Dadis Camara took power in a coup in December 2008.

The appointment was made after discussions between Camara and Sekouba Konate, the junta's second in command who assumed control of the world's biggest bauxite exporter after Camara was shot in the head by an ex-aide de camp.

"Jean Marie Dore has been named Prime Minister," the source said. "He has been chosen not just for his experience but also for his knowledge of Guinean politics," adding that Konate was due to return to Guinea on Tuesday from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadogou, where he met a frail and slow-speaking Camara.


Reuters
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