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New prime minister appointed in Guinea

Conakry, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The ruling Guinean military junta appointed former opposition leader Mamadou Oury Bah as Prime Minister of this African country, which suffered a military coup d'état in 2021, official sources informed.

According to a decree from the president of the transitional government, Mamady Doumbouya, the founder and vice president of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea, Oury Bah, is to integrate a new Cabinet, a week after the previous one was dissolved.

Local media reported that the new prime minister is holding the reins of the Executive at a time when this West African country is going through a difficult economic situation.

Two days ago, violent clashes between police and demonstrators were also reported in this state during a strike organized by trade unions demanding better salaries for employees.

The political crisis in Guinea has deepened since September 2021, when then President Alpha Condé (2010-2021) was overthrown by military officers, and was accused by his opponents of modifying the Constitution to run for a third presidential term, amid a climate of corruption, poverty and financial mismanagement.