President appoints military man to Territorial Administration and Decentralization


President Alpha Condé has appointed General Boureima Condé as the new Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization. He replaces Alhassane Condé who becomes an advisor to the Presidency. None of the men are related.

General Boureima Condé will take charge of the Presidential election which is scheduled to take place in June. President Alpha Condé won the 2010 Presidential election following a period of two years when the country was run by a military junta. The opposition has worried about interference by the military in elections and most independent reports suggest that the regulations and instiutions involved in the election this year remain flawed.

The International Crisis Group published a report in December outlining the dangers around the holding of the Presidential election. You can find that report here.

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