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Vol 55 No 2

Published 24th January 2014


Guinea

Reform gives way to politics

Convening Parliament might take debate off the streets but it won’t heal divisions. A weak metals markets will delay resolution of mining disputes

Guinea completed the transition to democracy late last year, when it confirmed its first elected National Assembly in over a decade (AC Vol 54 No 21, Troubled polls favour Condé). The entire opposition, bar one minor party, has taken its seats. Politics should now move from the streets into the People’s Palace, the Chinese-built parliamentary home. The budget will not be on the parliamentary agenda, however, as it was approved by the National Transitional Council at the end of 2013.

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