Ministers quit government after violent protests


Guinea’s Planning Minister, Souleymane Cisse and Economy and Finance Minister, Aboubacar Sidiki Koulibaly, have both quit the government following a police crackdown during a recent march. The march was held to demand that legislative elections take place – they have been postponed a number of times since December 2010, when President Conde took office.

The two ministers are members of the opposition Party of Hope for National Development. Opposition parties have also taken the decision to withdraw representatives from the National Transition Council and the national electoral commission.

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